Charges upgraded to double murder in White Co. shooting

SEARCY, AR (KAIT) – Police in White County have now charged a man with 2 counts of murder after two people were found dead in his home.

According to White County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jeremy Clark, the homeowner Mark Sullivan is being charged with two-counts of 1st degree murder. Sullivan was originally arrested on an outstanding warrant for Terroristic Threatening after 2 people were found dead inside his home at 115 Shelby Lane.

After an autopsy, White County Sheriff Deputies and the prosecutor's office upgraded charges to two-counts of 1st degree murder.

The shooting happened Friday morning just 4 miles outside the city limits of Searcy. Police say when they arrived they found 2 people shot.

Police say Robin Edward Berry and Audra Evans were suffering from gunshot wounds & were unresponsive when emergency crews arrived. Both later died at a local hospital.

Sullivan is now being held in the White County Detention Center on a $750,000 bond.

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