Police Investigate Murder In Mammoth Spring

May 26, 2005 -- Posted at 11:10 PM CDT

Mammoth Spring, AR -- Police began their investigation Wednesday afternoon on Acorn lane in Mammoth Spring.

Fulton County authorities arrived at the home around 12:30 Wednesday, and found the body of 14-year old Joshua Mullins dead from a gunshot wound. The suspect is 17-year old Stephen James Smith. Police say the suspect lived near where Mullins body was found.

Smith turned himself into police Wednesday afternoon. Police say he'll face a judge Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. in Batesville. Police say he is charged with first degree murder.

"We're getting leads, some more leads, we're going to check out. Some more people, talk to some more people, and make sure this is what happened," said Paul Martin with the Fulton County Sheriff's Department.

The victim's body has been sent to the state crime lab. You are asked to call the Fulton County Sheriff's Department at 870-895-2601 if you have any information about this murder.