A Pocahontas woman was arrested in connection to the death of former state Sen. Linda Collins, authorities said Friday night.
Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, 48, of Pocahontas was in custody, according to a news release from Arkansas State Police. Authorities said that criminal charges are pending.
The agency worked with Randolph County sheriff’s deputies and the Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on the arrest.
State police said the investigation was at a "critical juncture" and that no further information would be released "until authorities are confident it will not comprise the integrity of the criminal case."
Collins, 57, was found dead at her home at 4023 W. Arkansas 90 in Pocahontas on June 4.
A gag order was issued in the case June 5, preventing the release of major material in the investigation, including law enforcement and medical reports.
Authorities released no additional information about how the former state senator died.