Izard County
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Melbourne, Arkansas
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Shooting in Izard County



 On July7, 2019 at approximately 3:30 a.m. the Izard County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a shooting in the 1200 block of Ridge Circle in Horseshoe Bend. Upon arrival by deputies and emergency personnel, Mitchel Dunkel, age 30 of Horseshoe Bend, was found to have been shot multiple times.  Dunkel was transported to a Jonesboro hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threating.

 As a result of the investigation a suspect was developed. Jerry Lynn Williams, age 61 of Mountain Home and formally from Horseshoe Bend, was arrested in Mountain Home approximately an hour and a half later. Williams is currently incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center pending formal charges

For immediate release 07/08/2019

P.O.C. Sheriff Earnie Blackley 

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