1 dead in altercation in Brinkley, suspect arrested

A physical altercation and shooting in Brinkley Tuesday morning resulted in the death of one man.

According to the Arkansas State Police, 53-year-old Jimmy Lee Dillard was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators state during the early morning hours special agents developed information identifying 24-year-old Tren-Terrious Stidum of Brinkley as a suspect. He was taken into custody without incident and is currently being held at the Monroe County Detention Center on first degree murder charges. Stidum is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing Thursday.

Dillard’s body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab where manner and cause of death will be determined.

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