Man sought in connection with 2017 killing, North Little Rock police say

Marshadrick V. Waddy (courtesy of the North Little Rock Police Department)
Marshadrick V. Waddy (courtesy of the North Little Rock Police Department)

North Little Rock police are looking for a man in connection to a 2017 homicide, the agency announced Thursday night.

Marshadrick V. Waddy, 37, is wanted for capital murder and aggravated robbery related to the July 28, 2017 shooting death of Damian Mitchell, 36, of North Little Rock.

Police believe Waddy's last possible known location was in Sherwood, Dumas or Pine Bluff with family.

According to online court records, Waddy was charged on Jan. 25 with three felonies related to a separate crime that occurred on July 15, 2017.

He was charged with aggravated robbery, first degree battery and theft of property obtained by threat of serious physical injury. A plea and arraignment hearing was scheduled for Feb. 20.

On the night of the shooting, officers were called at 3:38 a.m. to the 4800 block of Ira Street, where they found Mitchell lying in the street about a block from his home at 4723 Ira St., north of Broadway on the city's east side. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mitchell's neighbor, Mark Robinson, said there was a "commotion" in the area and then a single gunshot. Robinson, 41, said he saw a man who appeared to be lying down near train tracks across the street.

"He didn't move," Robinson said. "He just stayed in the same position."

Robinson said he called 911 and waited for police. When authorities showed him a photo of the man, he realized it was Mitchell.

Robinson said Mitchell was a longtime acquaintance who once bailed him out of jail.

According to court records, Mitchell had been a bail bondsman since 2000.

According to an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette story from the time, Mitchell had been scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 2, 2017 in U.S. District Court on accusations that he was involved in a drug ring in central Arkansas.

He was among nine people named in an 18-count federal indictment unsealed in December 2015. Mitchell was charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, along with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.