Published: Sat, May 13, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Man suspected of shooting 3 dead, including deputy, surrenders in rural Arkansas

Man suspected of shooting 3 dead, including deputy, surrenders in rural Arkansas

On Thursday evening in Dardanelle, about a dozen people gathered along the Arkansas River, joined hands in a circle and prayed in remembrance of the victims. Mainhart was responding to a call about a disturbance at the home when he spotted a vehicle associated with that address and stopped it. 27 and Slo Fork Road.

The bodies remained in the yard as authorities negotiated with the suspect who by then was at the house.

The causes of death for the other two victims have not been released.

No names have officially been released as of early Thursday afternoon.

Police suspect Bowden fatally also shot Yell County Sheriff's deputy Lt. Kevin Mainhart during a traffic stop.

Mainhart, an Air Force veteran, had been with the Yell County sheriff's office for five years and retired from the West Memphis Police Department after more than 20 years on the force there.

The state police spokesman noted that the criminal aspect of the investigation is "really just beginning". She remembers him well during his years at Russellville High School. He was taken into custody at a residence, 10024 Gum Springs Road in Yell County, west of Dardanelle.

Police were dispatched to the address at Gum Springs where they found two bodies outside the home. "We lost a dedicated law enforcement officer".

YELL COUNTY, Ark. - Three people have been wounded in a shooting incident in Chickalah.

Police say authorities are negotiating with a suspect who is holed up in a home, the AP reports.

He was taken into custody about 2:45 p.m.

From what our crew on the scene can tell there are two separate scenes less than one mile apart.

During their last press conference Thursday, police said they were under the impression that the woman was a hostage, but were in the process of questioning her. Police said the woman, whose identity they did not disclose, was released about 30 minutes before Bowden surrendered.

We will update this story when more information is received.

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