A Conway man, charged with attempted capital murder in an Oct. 15 shooting at Oakwood Village Mobile Home Park, is scheduled to appear in his final pretrial hearing Friday afternoon.
Rodney Smith, 27, is accused of shooting Samuel Davis, also of Conway. According to police, the incident is believed to have occurred after an argument between Smith and Davis over a broken windshield. Davis was shot once in the head and leg, police said.
Smith was taken into custody Nov. 8.
Smith, represented by Louis Anthony Etoch, also faces charges of possession of a firearm by a certain person and aggravated assault.
Court documents show Smith has previous convictions in St. Francis and Lee counties, including three felonies — aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a certain person and second-degree battery — and three misdemeanors — resisting arrest, refusal to submit to arrest and disorderly conduct.
Smith is set for trial before Faulkner County Circuit Judge Ed Clawson on Oct. 1-2.
If convicted of attempted capital murder, a class Y felony, Smith would face 10 to 40 years or life in prison.
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