Man wanted in Wisconsin murder arrested in Mississippi County

Man wanted in Wisconsin murder arrested in Mississippi County
Authorities in Mississippi County arrested a man with a murder warrant out of Wisconsin. (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff"s Office)

BASSETT, Ark. (KAIT) -Mississippi County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man wanted for murder in Wisconsin.

According to a Tuesday news release, the sheriff’s office learned that 45-year-old Markarios Kirkwood of Fort Atkinson, Wis., was hiding inside a home in Bassett.

Deputies went to the home and found Kirkwood inside. The sheriff said the investigators also found a Charter Arms .38 revolver, a small amount of marijuana, and 11.5 grams of crack cocaine.

Deputies arrested Kirkwood and took him to the Mississippi County Detention Center where he faces several charges, including possession of a controlled substance, possession of firearms by certain persons, and simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm.

Kirkwood will appear in Osceola District Court for a bond hearing and will be extradited to Wisconsin on the homicide charges.

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