A Clarendon police officer who returned home after his shift at about 4:30 A.M. was ambushed when he entered his residence. An unknown shooter was waiting in the brush for the Deputy to enter his residence and fired into the hose where the Officers family was.
Shell casings were about 75 yards from the house. According to Sgt. Jared Jenkins of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. Jenkins stated Once the Officer entered the house the offender who was hiding in the bushes fired from the dark into the Officers home where his family was sleeping at about 4:30 A.M.
Sgt. Jared Jenkins of the sheriff’s office said at least seven shots were fired at the officer, whose identity is not being released for safety reasons.
Sheriff’s Department oficials said there was a reward for the capture and conviction of the shooter, and Jenkins said the shooter and motive were still unknown.
“Whoever did this, you will be caught. You will be arrested and you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We, as citizens and business leaders of Clarendon, have banded together and have created a reward of $2,350 (and growing) to make sure you are put behind bars. We will not tolerate this kind of behavior in Clarendon, Arkansas.” ~ Jim Stinson III Mayor of Clarendon, Arkansas.