On 9/23/2022 around 7:24pm deputies were dispatched to an address in the 1500 block of Hiram Road in reference to a driver whose vehicle had left the roadway and gone through the caller’s fence. Shortly after the initial call, deputies were advised that the driver of the vehicle had been shot. Deputies and medical personnel arrived on scene and began treating the driver, and speaking to the caller. The driver, identified as Cody Reynolds, 38 of Pangburn, was transported to a Little Rock hospital by helicopter, and passed away on 9/26/2022.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating the specific circumstances around the shooting, but no further information is being released at this time.

On 9/25/2022 around 10:58pm deputies responded to the 5200 block of Wilburn Road in reference to a report that someone had been shot. After deputies arrived on scene, it was discovered that at least two people sustained minor gunshot injuries during the incident. None of the injuries were life-threatening. The suspect, Michael Stone, 48 of Wilburn, was arrested and booked into the Cleburne County Jail for one count of Battery 2nd Degree (Felony), one count of Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons (Felony), and one count of Domestic Battery 3rd Degree (Misdemeanor) with a $50,000 bond.

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

The two incidents are not related, and we do not believe the public to be in any danger.

-Sheriff Chris Brown