Man accidentally shoots himself in White Co. - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Man accidentally shoots himself in White Co.

ROMANCE, AR (KAIT) - The White County Sheriff's Department has ruled that the victim in a deadly Wednesday morning shooting accidentally shot himself. 

Chief Deputy Phillip Miller said the sheriff's department identified the victim as Donald Fletcher Rouse, 20, of Romance. Rouse was found to have an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Witness interviews, evidence and the preliminary autopsy report led authorities to conclude that Rouse accidentally shot himself.

According to the sheriff's department, no arrest are expected to be made. The prosecuting attorney will receive a complete investigative file, as well as the full autopsy and toxicology results. 

First responders were called to the 100 block of Swink Lane in Romance around 2:30 Wednesday morning in reference to a person with a gunshot wound.

Deputies said they found Rouse in the front yard of the home.

Copyright 2013 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Search nets drugs, arrest of man

    Search nets drugs, arrest of man

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:33 PM EST2018-02-22 22:33:45 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:15 PM EST2018-02-23 02:15:58 GMT
    John Bedford Russell (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website)John Bedford Russell (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website)
    John Bedford Russell (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website)John Bedford Russell (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website)

    A search warrant Wednesday led to police finding marijuana and drug paraphernalia, with a man facing charges as well. 

    A search warrant Wednesday led to police finding marijuana and drug paraphernalia, with a man facing charges as well. 

  • Strawberry River floodgates closed

    Strawberry River floodgates closed

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:28 PM EST2018-02-23 01:28:03 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:12 PM EST2018-02-23 02:12:47 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The heavy rains may not have caused flooding in Sharp County but authorities there are ready just in case. 

    The heavy rains may not have caused flooding in Sharp County but authorities there are ready just in case. 

  • Kays House restoration complete

    Kays House restoration complete

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:56 PM EST2018-02-23 00:56:26 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:23 PM EST2018-02-23 01:23:11 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    It was an exciting day at Arkansas State University on Thursday.

    It was an exciting day at Arkansas State University on Thursday.

Powered by Frankly