Byhalia man accused of shooting at driver on I-55 in Arkansas


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 63-year-old Byhalia, Mississippi man was arrested after authorities say he fired a gun at a driver on Interstate 55 near the Arkansas-Tennessee border Tuesday night.

Gerald Koelling is jailed in West Memphis, Arkansas and is expected to be charged with committing a terroristic act, a felony, Arkansas’ Department of Public Safety said.

Koelling and the other driver were going northbound on I-55 around 9:30 p.m. Koelling was stopped and taken into custody by an Arkansas state trooper near the Crittenden County-Poinsett County line.

The victim in the shooting, a 29-year-old Jonesboro man, was not injured. Investigators said a bullet hit the rear of his vehicle.

WREG asked State Police if the two men knew each other or what investigators believe is a possible motive for the shooting. A spokesperson said no statements or evidence related to the case can be given because of the ongoing criminal investigation.

Just two months ago, the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department arrested David Allen Jackson for at least two shootings on the same stretch of I-55.

VIDEO: Shots fired at truck driver on I-55 in Arkansas 

Jackson was identified as the man caught on camera leaning out of the window of a dark blue Chevy Malibu and firing several shots at a passing 18-wheeler July 2.

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