Man found murdered in Jonesboro; suspect arrested

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

Jonesboro police are investigating an early morning homicide that happened Sunday in Jonesboro.

Authorities learned of the incident when an officer patrolling the area of Spruce and Warren located Kevin Oden, 39, lying on his back in the roadway, a release posted to Facebook said. When the officer approached Oden, he found what appeared to be a gunshot wound. No pulse was found. The coroner arrived on the scene and pronounced him dead.

Detectives were called in to begin their investigation. A suspect was quickly identified and arrested for his involvement in the crime. Kalin Dokata Prunty, 27, was booked into the Craighead County Jail at 4:45 AM on the charges of Murder 1st Degree and Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons.

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