Suspect arrested in capital murder in Searcy case

Suspect arrested in capital murder in Searcy case
According to a media release from Searcy police, officers found the body of Madison Clevenger, 23, of Searcy at the home on the home on Horton Street around 8:15 a.m. May 15. (Source: KAIT-TV)

SEARCY, Ark. (KAIT) - A man is now in custody in connection with the capital murder of a Searcy woman earlier this month.

According to a media release from Searcy police, Hunter D. Bishop, 26, of Searcy was arrested Thursday afternoon on a capital murder warrant in the death of Madison Clevenger, 23, of Searcy.

Details were scarce. However, authorities say Bishop was already been held in the White County jail on a possession of a firearm by certain persons and theft by receiving.

Searcy police had been asking for help from the public after Clevenger was found dead inside her home.

Officers went to the home on Horton Street around 8:15 a.m. May 15 after finding out Clevenger did not show up for work and was not answering her phone.

Anyone with information on the case can call Searcy police at 501-279-1038.

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