Staff at Rogers High School estimated the damage at around $30,000 or more.
ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Rogers Police say a man fired shots into the facade of the Rogers Athletic Academy building and the press box at Rogers High School Stadium on Sunday October 17.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Danny Mora, 28, of Rogers was arrested after calls about shots being fired from behind Gusanos Pizzeria at 2603 West Pleasant Grove Road across from Academy Sports at 3855 South 26th Street and Rogers Highschool.
The affidavit states that approximately 20 minutes before the calls, police received a citizen complaint from Mora’s friend regarding Mora.
The woman told police Mora was upset that she couldn’t purchase a firearm at Academy Sports and Bass Pro stores in Rogers.
The affidavit says the woman told police it was a hate crime because he was “brown”. She told the police that he said if no one wanted to help him, he would take care of it himself.
While speaking with Mora’s friend, she told police that Mora had been having family issues and said he had been acting strange lately, according to the affidavit.
The woman told police that Mora stayed at home. The woman said she was worried about Mora and he made her nervous, according to the affidavit.
The woman said she was unsure if Mora had returned home because she was staying with her family.
The affidavit states that four bullet holes were found approximately 20 to 25 feet from the wall above the awning at the front of Academy Sports.
A bullet pierced a metal blind joist before hitting the wall. No round fragments were found on top of the awning or in the parking lot.
While police were working at the Sports Academy scene, they received another call of shots being fired in the area of Rogers High School.
According to the affidavit, officers found spent shell casings near the road on the south side of the school stadium.
Police found 16 casings marked “PSD 20”. Officers were able to determine it was a .223/5.56 caliber case. The casings were in a small group in the grass on the north side of the road, according to the affidavit.
The police report says significant damage was done to the stadium’s press box. Several of the windows were smashed and police found eight bullet holes on the structure.
Staff at Rogers High School estimated the damage at around $30,000 or more, according to the affidavit.
Police reviewed video that showed a dark-colored truck entering the area from the east and stopping where the casings were located, according to the affidavit. Video showed several muzzle flashes before the vehicle started heading east towards the baseball diamonds.
The affidavit indicates that Mora owned a vehicle similar to what was seen at both locations. Mora was thought to be staying with his friend in Bentonville. The affidavit says Bentonville police did not find Mora’s vehicle at his friend’s house, but were later involved in a pursuit with the vehicle.
The report says the vehicle was traveling at high speed and Bentonville police were able to get behind the vehicle and continued the pursuit until exit 67 on Interstate 49 terminated in Fayetteville.
Mora was taken into custody and several guns and a large amount of ammunition were in Mora’s vehicle.
Casings from Mora’s vehicle matched casings found behind Gusano’s, according to the affidavit.
Mora faces charges of terrorism, unlawfully discharging a firearm from a vehicle and first-degree criminal mischief. He is currently being held in Benton County Jail on $300,000 bond.