A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Marshall woman, authorities said Friday.
Searcy County sheriff's deputies were called Tuesday to the area of Integrity Road, where they found 26-year-old Jessica Thornton dead.
Initially authorities believed Thornton had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but on Thursday a warrant was issued for 30-year-old Matthew Armstrong after an investigation with assistance from the Arkansas State Police.
Armstrong was being held Friday at the Searcy County jail in lieu of $150,000 bond.
State Desk on 03/03/2018
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