Arkansas State Police are investigating an early morning death in Pocahontas. The ASP Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the death of Nicholas Wayne Dawson, 28 years old of Pocahontas according to Bill Sadler, Public Information Officer for the Arkansas State Police.

Sadler states at 4:30 am the Pocahontas Police Department responded to an incident at the 1400 block of Broadway Street where the victim Nick Wayne Dawson was found dead. Dawson’s body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.

One person was been taken into custody in the incident and is being held in the Randolph County Jail. Full details have not been released in the investigation, the Arkansas State Police stated they intended to turn over the findings to the Prosecuting Attorney for consideration of formal charges.

As of this afternoon, the name of the suspect in custody has not been released.

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