Georgia man wanted for Tennessee shooting arrested in Arkansas

Cody James Dimmett, 28, of Marietta, Georgia was taken into custody Monday night following a six-hour search west of Forrest City near the Palestine community.

Dimmett was arrested by law enforcement officers of the Arkansas State Police, St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department, FBI, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and others who had participated in the search.

Dimmett is wanted in connection with a shooting incident that occurred earlier today in Tennessee.

The search began about 1:30 PM after an Arkansas State Trooper spotted the vehicle believed to have been taken at the shooting scene and attempted to stop the driver along Interstate 40 (westbound) near Forrest City. Dimmett fled from state police and abandoned the vehicle off St. Francis County Road 255. Dimmett was located about 7:30 PM near the location where he was last seen by the trooper.

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