Izard County man arrested for shooting

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HORSESHOE BEND, Ark. – A 30 year old was shot multiple times Sunday morning in Izard County.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on July 7, 2019, the Izard County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a shooting in the 1200 block of Ridge Circle in Horseshoe Bend. When deputies and emergency personnel arrived, they found Mitchel Dunkel, 30, of Horseshoe Bend, shot multiple times.

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Dunkel was transported to a Jonesboro hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening, a press release said.

Detectives worked the case on the holiday weekend. As a result of the investigation a suspect was developed – Jerry Lynn Williams, 61, of Mountain Home and formerly from Horseshoe Bend.

He was arrested in Mountain Home approximately an hour and a half later.


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Williams is currently incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center pending formal charges.

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