Sheriff Mark Counts says Sharp County dispatch received a call around 4:30 AM Saturday morning about a vehicle accident in Ash Flat. Once there, officers discovered the driver of the vehicle, Severin Simpson, dead from a gunshot wound to the head.
A report from the Sharp County Sheriff’s Office states that two people witnessed the shooting and identified the alleged gunman.
Counts says authorities arrested Christopher Bryant of Salem without incident after a brief manhunt Saturday afternoon. Bryant was held at report time at the Sharp County jail.