Homicide investigation in White County

The White County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspected murder discovered early this morning in Kensett.

On at about 2:15 AM on Wednesday, the White County Sheriff’s Office responded to 122 Usery Road in Kensett after a 911 call came in regarding the tenant of the home being injured by what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

Upon arrival, sheriff’s deputies found Tommie Jacoby Weldon, 19, inside the home with a gunshot wound.

NorthStar EMS responded and transported Weldon to the Unity Health Hospital Emergency Room. He later died from his injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

A crime scene was immediately established, and Detectives with the White County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene to begin processing the scene as a homicide.

Witness statements were gathered, and evidence was collected at the scene that will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for further analysis.

Detectives are asking that anyone who may have information about the case or anything they believe may be of use in the investigation to please call the White County Sheriff’s Department at (501) 279-6279 or the White County Dispatch Communications Center at (501) 279-6241.



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