Jonesboro Man Killed Over Weekend

Sunday July 13, 2003 -- Posted at 1:12 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, Ark. -- A Jonesboro man is dead after being struck in the head with a baseball bat late Saturday evening.

Thomas Marc Hodges, 46, died from his injuries early Sunday morning. His body has been sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Thirty-four-year-old Tommy Harris of Jonesboro has been arrested in connection with Hodges' death.

Paramedics found Hodges late Saturday night at a residence at 605 East Johnson. He was taken to St. Bernard's Medical Ccenter, where he later died.

Police say that Harris was present when they arrived at the scene. He offered statements to investigators, which have not been released.

Harris is expected in Craighead County District Court Monday afternoon for a probable cause hearing.