Police arrest man in Newport shooting

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) – Newport Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in Newport Wednesday night.

According to Newport Police, 28-year-old Melvin Cox, of Newport, was found with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his right side. He was taken to a Little Rock hospital for treatment.

Officers have arrested 35-year-old Timothy Brown, of Newport, in connection to the shooting. He's being held in the Jackson County Detention Center.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you any new details as soon as they become available.

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