Shooting Suspect Identified

Cordairo J. Tidwell

Newport police have identified the suspect in a Friday shooting, killing one man and injuring a woman.

Police say 31-year-old Cordairo J. Tidwell, of Newport, was arrested in connection to the shooting of 42-year old Christopher Crawford and his wife Angela.

Tidwell is being held in the Jackson County Detention Center on first-degree murder, first-degree battery, terroristic act, and possession of firearm by certain person charges. He is being held on a half-million dollar bond.

Newport police say Arkansas State Police’s Criminal Investigations Division is assisting in the investigation.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to please contact Newport police 870-523-2722.

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