A report from the Arkansas State Police has cleared the Pocahontas Police officers involved in the deadly February 7th shooting that killed 27 year old Jonathan Tims.
According to Prosecutor Henry Boyce, the actions of the officers were deemed as justified. Tims was being investigated by Pocahontas Police after an ledged assault with a firearm. Tims fled and when officers responded, brandished a hand gun and confronted four officers.
Jonathan Tims was charged in 2006 in Poinsett County in an unrelated case for Attempted Murder, Terroristic Threats 1st Degree and 2nd Degree Escapee.
According to sources, officers from the Pocahontas Police Department were involved in a shooting that left a suspect dead. Reports are Jonathan Tims was killed after authorities attempted to arrest him after being involved in a domestic assault.
Tims reportedly had pulled and attempted to use a weapon in a domestic assault before fleeing the scene. Pocahontas Police then began a search of the area for the suspect. The Arkansas State Police has been requested to investigate the incident, no officers were injured in the shooting. Tims was pronounced dead at the scene.