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Arkansas State Police investigating Scott County homicide

March 21, 2024

WALDRON, AR – The Scott County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has requested ASP’s Criminal Investigation Division investigate a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in Waldron.

The SCSO responded to a call at approximately 5:45 p.m. to a home located on AR-250 in Waldron to find Russell Lewellen, 69, shot multiple times.

Emergency personnel transported Lewellen to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

SCSO arrested a 34-year-old Waldron man, charging him with First-Degree Murder. He is being held at the Scott County Detention Center.

The deceased will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab, where the manner and cause of death will be determined.

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