Forrest City murder suspect arrested in NW Arkansas

Forrest City murder suspect arrested in NW Arkansas

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT) - A northeast Arkansas murder suspect is in jail after police say he was arrested on the other side of the state.

Police in Forrest City had been searching for Bruce Heard Jr., 25, of Forrest City on a warrant for first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Lavence Robinson, also of Forrest City.

Robinson died from apparent gunshot wounds on Feb. 12, police state.

Heard was arrested on March 16 in Fayetteville.

During the arrest, Forrest City police said they found Heard had attacked a female "he apparently perceived to be a witness" in the murder.

Heard is facing felony charges in Fayetteville with a hold placed on him to be transported back to Forrest City.

Bond in Forrest City was set at $1 million prior to his arrest.

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