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SHANE JONES  ( read )
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Homicide Investigation


Steven (Michael) Ray Wood has been located and is in custody.


Pope County Sheriff's Office is actively searching for Steven (Michael) Ray Wood, a 56-year-old white male, in connection a homicide that occurred in Pope County on Wednesday, September 15.

On September 15, 2021 at approximately 11:25PM, Pope County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a possible homicide in the Crow Mountain area of Pope County. On Deputies arrival, a female victim was found to be deceased, and the suspect, 56-year-old Steven (Michael) Ray Wood, had fled the scene. A search for the suspect was conducted with the assistance of the Arkansas State Police Troopers and Helicopter, Arkansas Department of Corrections K9 team, Russellville, Atkins, and Pottsville Police Departments, and other local agencies. At this time, the suspect's location is still unknown.

Wood is considered dangerous, and should not be approached if seen.

If you have any information on Wood's whereabouts, please contact the Pope County Sheriff's Office at 479-968-0911.