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Arrest made in September shooting death


Arrest made in September shooting death

On 9/23/2022 around 7:24pm deputies were dispatched to an address in the 1500 block of Hiram Road in reference to a driver whose vehicle had left the roadway and gone through the caller's fence. Shortly after the initial call, deputies were advised that the driver of the vehicle had been shot. Deputies and medical personnel arrived on scene and began treating the driver, and speaking to the caller. The driver, identified as Cody Reynolds, 38 of Pangburn, was transported to a Little Rock hospital by helicopter, and passed away on 9/26/2022.

Detectives with the Sheriff's Office spent a significant amount of time investigating all the circumstances surrounding the shooting, and put together a thorough case file pursuing charges.  The case file was then forwarded to the Prosecutor's Office at the end of September, and after reviewing the case file, a warrant was issued for Roy Newman, 67 or Wilburn on October 11th.  After communicating with Mr. Newman's attorney, he turned himself in on October 13th.  He is being charged with 2nd Degree Murder, and Terroristic Act, both felonies.  He is being held in the Cleburne County Jail on $175,000 bail.

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

-Sheriff Chris Brown



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