Pomona Man Shoots Arrow at Woman and Child after Domestic Assault
Thu, 05/21/2020 - 9:22am admin
Jerry Croney, 40, of Pomona, has been charged with first degree domestic assault, two counts of armed criminal action, one count of endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of resisting arrest, all felonies, in connection with an incident that took place near Olden on May 3.
Deputy Seth Smith of the Howell County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to Private Road 1410, and upon arrival, he observed a man, later discovered to be Croney, placing something in his vehicle located in the driveway before fleeing on foot.
Deputy Smith spoke with a female victim on the scene, who showed him an arrow embedded in the driver’s side of her vehicle. The woman’s five-year-old was in the back seat. She told the deputy that Croney had poured gasoline on her vehicle while she and her son were attempting to leave the property before retrieving a crossbow and shooting it at her and her son as she was backing out of the driveway immediately prior to the officer’s arrival. The smell of gasoline was evident. Deputy Smith located a crossbow in the vehicle he saw Croney approach when he first arrived.
The woman reported she initially contacted law enforcement because of a physical attack she suffered from Croney in which he grabbed her by the neck and slammed her face into the ground several times. Deputy Smith observed the woman bleeding from the nose and had areas of redness around her face.
The deputy began a search of the property for Croney and located him on the south side of the residence. Croney fled on foot once the deputy announced himself, but the pursuit ended a short time later with Croney in custody.
After his initial release, a warranty for Croney’s arrest was issued on May 7. He was arrested on May 13, but posted a $100,000 bond. Croney is scheduled to appear before the Honorable R. David Ray on June 1 for a bond hearing.