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Arkansas man charged with murder following arrest in Oklahoma, police say

by Youssef Rddad | March 21, 2019 at 7:01 p.m.

A western Arkansas man who is accused of fatally shooting a man earlier this month was arrested in Oklahoma and faces a murder charge, authorities said.

Adam Mathew Green, 27, of Mena appeared in Polk County Circuit Court Thursday after being charged with first-degree murder. He also faces felony theft and an illegal gun possession infraction, according to county officials.

Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer said in a statement that Green is accused of shooting Calvin "CJ" Goforth, whose body was found in his truck on March 9 east of Mena.

Police arrested Green at a hotel in Broken Bow, Okla. last week before authorities brought him back to Arkansas.

Green remained at the Polk County jail Thursday afternoon with bond set at more than $1 million.

The public defender’s office did not immediately return a message seeking comment on Green's behalf Thursday afternoon.

Green pleaded innocent to the charges during a court appearance earlier in the day.

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