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Man killed in print shop shooting, suspect arrested after chase

Murder suspect David Hammonds transferred to Cleburne Co. Jail. (Source: KARK) Murder suspect David Hammonds transferred to Cleburne Co. Jail. (Source: KARK)
David Hammonds (Source: KARK) David Hammonds (Source: KARK)
HEBER SPRINGS, AR (KAIT) -

5:30 a.m. UPDATE: A man accused of murdering another man and injuring his wife in a shooting is in custody.

According to reports from KARK, David Hammonds was arrested after a high-speed chase that started in Jackson County. Hammonds was reportedly stopped on Highway 67, north of Searcy.

Hammonds was transferred from White County to the Cleburne County Jail early Friday morning.

Here is video of the transfer:

Hammonds is accused of shooting Charlie and Candy Johnson at a print shop in Heber Springs Thursday.

Charlie Johnson was killed while his wife Candy Johnson was taken to a Little Rock hospital. She is reported to be in good condition.


3:30 p.m. UPDATE: During a press conference, Police Chief Bobby Walker said investigators have identified the possible suspect as 58-year-old David Hammonds.

Walker said he could be driving a 2009 gray 4-door Dodge one-ton truck with the possible Arkansas license plate number of D317551.

He said Hammonds should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Walker urged the public to call police immediately if anyone sees him.

The chief did not confirm the identities of the victims.


3:20 p.m. UPDATE: The Cleburne County prosecutor says officers are searching for a gray or silver 4-door Dodge flatbed truck with Arkansas plates, according to KARK reporter Mitchell McCoy.


Police in Heber Springs are searching for a suspect in a shooting.

Two people were shot inside a print shop within the city limits, according to the Heber Springs Police Department via a KARK report.

Police have not released details of the suspect or condition of the victims at this time.

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