A manhunt is underway in the Buffalo National River area for two individuals in a shooting incident that occurred around 10:30 a.m. on October 14th, 2021 at a rural residence in Boone County, Arkansas. The victim 59 year old, Tim Blackburn was transported from the scene in critical condition and later succumbed to his injuries. According to the victim’s family Blackburn was shot upon entering a barn on the family property where two people were hiding.

The victim’s black 1993 Chevrolet pick-up truck was taken from the scene and later abandoned on National Park service land near Grinder’s Ferry. Persons thought to be involved in the shooting incident are believed to be on foot. Both should be considered armed and dangerous. The persons of interest, Jason Lee Stockstill and Heather Dawn Scallion.

Buffalo National River authorities released a statement that the suspects were last seen 10/14 , fleeing law enforcement officers on foot from the Grinder’s Ferry gravel bar in Buffalo National River.  To discourage visitor traffic in the area the Buffalo River , the Tyler Bend Visitor Center and Tyler Bend Campground were closed as well as Buffalo River from Tyler Bend to Gilbert.    

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is leading the investigation and searching for persons of interest in this case , 49 year old, Jason Lee Stockstill and 38 year old, Heather Dawn Scallion.  If you have come in contact or have any information regarding their whereabouts please contact the sheriff’s office at 870-741-8404.

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