Juvenile suspect arrested in connection to Lincoln County homicide

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The Arkansas State Police says that a 17-year-old juvenile suspect is being detained in connection with a homicide on March 6 that claimed the life of a 50-year-old Lincoln County man.

State Police say that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department arrested the 17-year-old suspect and has requested that the criminal investigation division handle the case.

According to state police, at around 10:00 a.m. the 17-year-old suspect entered the home of 50-year-old Timothy Foster with a rifle and began shooting. Foster was transported to a Dumas hospital where he later died.

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The juvenile suspect fled from the residence before the sheriff’s deputies arrived, state police say. The suspect was taken into custody at around 8:15 p.m. and is being held at the Lincoln County jail, where he is being charged as an adult with one count of capital murder.

Special agents of the Arkansas State Police are continuing their investigation today and will submit an investigative file to the Lincoln County prosecuting attorney.