The attorney for the second gunman arrested in connection with the Dec. 2 shooting outside Dino's Main Street Cafe entered a hand-written "not guilty" plea recently in Clark County Circuit Court.
Guyronne Buckley, 27, represented by Little Rock attorney Mark Hampton, submitted the plea prior to Buckley's arraignment, which had been scheduled for Friday.
Buckley was not present when the plea was submitted to Circuit Judge Robert McCallum.
Buckley, charged with a Class Y terroristic act, four counts of Class B terroristic acts and felon in possession of a firearm, is accused of being in a shootout with Jarvis Purifoy, 21, in downtown Arkadelphia. Court documents indicate that the two fired shots at each other, with Purifoy's bullets striking the restaurant and a parked car and Buckley's bullet striking Jerome Caldwell, 25, who later died at Baptist Health Medical Center due to a gunshot wound to his back.
Buckley and Purifoy, apparently longstanding rivals, are being charged together. Purifoy turned himself in during the week following the shooting, while Buckley was arrested later.
Buckley's next court appearance is scheduled in March.