Arkansas authorities investigating homicide in Mississippi County


MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. — Authorities in Arkansas are investigating a homicide from over the weekend in Mississippi County.

According to the sheriff’s office, Brandon Odom, 27, was shot on County Road 1212 in Frenchman’s Bayou. At this time, they are awaiting autopsy results.

Sarah Tucker lives next door with her son.

“I did hear the shots. There was three,” Tucker said.

Odom came to their house for help. Tucker says her son did everything he could to help Odom.

“It was too late but he tried to help him,” Tucker said.

People in the area hope deputies can track down the person responsible for the shooting. 

The sheriff confirmed the victim is the same man who pulled a gun on WREG’s April Thompson and photographer Ben Short as they reported on a story in March 2012.

He plead no-contest to aggravated assault in court on those charges  and was sentenced to 3 years probation and 90 days in the county jail.

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