Rector Authorities Investigating Late-Night Homicide

MAY 13, 2004 - Posted at 11:11 a.m. CDT

RECTOR, AR - Rector Police Chief Tommy Baker has confirmed for K8 News that one man is dead and another hospitalized after a shooting incident late Wednesday evening in the Clay County town.

Authorities got a call around 11:15 p.m. from a woman who reported hearing gunshots fired.

Police arrived at 415 West Eighth Street to find 31-year-old Jewel Cavaness dead, and Brad Hester bleeding from gunshot wounds.  Chief Baker says a suspect somehow got inside Cavaness' home and shot the man in the head.  Hester was shot once in each of his arms, and once in the face.

The 29-year-old Hester was sent to a Jonesboro hospital and was in surgery until 6 o'clock this morning.