Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a homicide in Waldron (Scott County). Agents were requested to conduct the investigation by local authorities.
The homicide victim has not been positively identified. A woman’s body was found about 9:30 AM today in a rented room at the Southern Nights Motel, 1622 Rice Street in Waldron.
During the investigation special agents have found sufficient evidence to obtain an arrest warrant for Jared Tyler Briley, 25, of Waldron.
Authorities felt Briley fled the area in a silver 2013Dodge Durango, displaying Arkansas license plate number 332-XTM.
About 6 pm Sunday evening, authorities suspected Briley was hiding in the Boles community. He was reportedly last seen on Dooley Road near Barker Loop.
The suspect, Briley was taken into custody and has been charged with first degree murder.
The Waldron Police Chief thanked the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Game and Fish, U.S. Marshals and the U.S. Forestry Service in assisting in the investigation, search and apprehension of Briley.