Murder Suspect Captured In Sharp County

55 year old Danny Mitchell Cannon of Clyde Texas was arrested near Milligan Campground Road in Sharp County according to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. Cannon was arrested Wednesday after a concerned citizen called the Arkansas State Police with information to his whereabouts.

Cannon was arrested without incident but was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm, he was taken to the Jackson County Jail for an extradition hearing on Thursday, the subject waived his rights to extradition.

Cannon was wanted in connection with a murder and assault in Texas which occurred Sunday afternoon, the victim was a 51
year old female who according to Texas authorities was shot several times.

Sheriff David Lucas of Jackson County stated that Texas authorities were in the process of making arrangements to return the suspect to Texas.

Sheriff Jody stated that Lawrence County Deputies were aware that the suspect was possibly in the area of Milligan Campground Road, extra patrols were placed along the Sharp/Lawrence county line by both the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the Arkansas State Police, the suspect never entered Lawrence County.

For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, visit www.lawrencecountysheriffsoffice.com.

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