17-year-old arrested in murder case

Osceola murder suspect arrested
(Source: Stephanie Gray)
(Source: Stephanie Gray)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Osceola police said a 17-year-old was arrested Monday on suspicion of capital murder after a shooting on Oct. 12.

Zebarious Hawkins of Osceola was arrested in connection with the murder of John Williams.

Hawkins and another man, Harold Weeden, were both seen in a vehicle belonging to Weeden's mother just before the shooting.

Police are also looking for Weeden in connection to the case.

Police received video footage from Williams' house and other locations reportedly showing Hawkins and Weeden chasing Williams and then firing a gun at him, shooting him in the back.

Hawkins, who was also arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault in a separate case, is being held without bond after appearing in court on the murder charge.

Anyone with information on Weeden's whereabouts should call Osceola police at (870) 563-5213.

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