On April 29th, Simpson County deputies along with U.S. Marshals, Homeland Security and Magee PD, stopped a blue Honda CRV on U.S. Hwy 49 South near New Hope Road. Zachary Allen Avans was taken into custody on warrants following a shooting incident Tuesday night in Bentonville, Ark.
Avans is currently awaiting extradition back to Arkansas, where he will face charges of Capital Murder and Aggravated Residential burglary.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Bentonville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred on the evening of April 27. According to a press release, police and EMS were notified of an injured male lying in the roadway in the 300 block of NW 5th Street. The reporting party indicated the victim appeared to have a gunshot wound to the upper torso.
The victim was transported to Northwest Medical Center, where he later died.
Initial reports indicate the suspect fled the scene prior to the victim being discovered in the roadway. Preliminary findings indicate that it is an isolated incident occurring between individuals known to one another.