Independence County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating the suspicious death of a man in Sulphur Rock.

According to a press release from Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens, on Wednesday stated deputies responded to a residence in Sulphur Rock in reference to a possible deceased person.

Law enforcement located a male subject that was identified as Jason Anderson, age 49 deceased inside his residence.

Investigators determined the death to be suspicious, and a suspect was developed during the investigation.

The suspect is identified as Matthew Speakman, age 18, and was taken into custody. Formal charges are pending.

The cause of death has not been released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.