Police & Fire

Deputy-involved shooting no random act, says sheriff

By Joel Phelps
The Arkadelphian

An officer-involved shooting that happened Thursday evening was a targeted act toward an off-duty sheriff’s deputy, Clark County Sheriff Jason Watson told The Arkadelphian on Friday.

One suspect, Anthony Springer, was taken into custody somewhere in Arkadelphia at about 3:15 p.m. Friday without incident, Watson said. He is being held on an absconder warrant.

At the request of local law enforcement and prosecutors, Arkansas State Police is taking over the investigation from here, Watson said.

The sheriff wasn’t releasing further details on the incident.

He did thank local law enforcement agencies for their assistance in apprehending the suspect.

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