A man is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a north Arkansas woman, authorities said Friday.
On Tuesday, Searcy County sheriff's deputies were called to the area of Integrity Road, where they found Jessica Thornton of Marshall dead.
The 26-year-old victim was first said to have sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. But Thursday, authorities issued a warrant for 30-year-old Matthew Armstrong after an investigation with assistance from Arkansas State Police.
As of Friday, Armstrong was being held at the Searcy County jail on $150,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court March 29.