• The elderly couple and their 46-year-old daughter were found dead outside a home in Hazen, Arkansas, Friday
  • Officers who responded to the shooting got a report of a suspect in the crime driving a pickup truck along Highway 63
  • The daughter's husband, who was driving the pickup, was arrested

A 50-year-old man in Arkansas has been arrested after his wife and parents-in-law were found dead, state police said Saturday.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the city of Hazen, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Little Rock, Arkansas, Friday night on a report of a shooting outside the home, according to a news release from the Arkansas State Police, which was requested by Hazen authorities to lead the criminal investigation on the triple homicide.

Authorities found the bodies of a couple, identified as 64-year-old James Turner and 62-year-old Amanda Turner, of Hazen, and their 46-year-old daughter Mirranda Munnerlyn, of Carlisle, outside the residence, the Associated Press reported.

Responding officers then received a report of a suspect in the crime driving a pickup truck along Route 63.

Local police stopped the truck and arrested the driver, Carlisle resident Michael Munnerlyn, Mirranda's husband, according to the news release.

Arkansas State Police investigators, who are working with Hazen police in the investigation, collected evidence and interviewed people about the killings overnight into Saturday.

The investigators will turn over their findings to the Prairie County prosecuting attorney.

The bodies of the three victims were sent to the state crime laboratory to determine the cause and manner of the deaths.

Court records do not show that charges have been filed against the suspect, according to AP News. Jail records also did not reveal if Michael had legal representation who could speak on his behalf.

No further information has been released regarding the case thus far.

In related news, a 37-year-old man was arrested earlier this week in connection to the fatal shooting of an Arkansas Department of Corrections sergeant in Maumelle, Arkansas.

Demark Lee Jordan was arrested Tuesday morning at a gas station in the Morgan area, THV11 reported.

Jordan was charged with capital murder and two counts of criminal attempt to commit capital murder in connection to the death of Sgt. Joshua Caudell.

As of Wednesday, Jordan was being held in the Pulaski County Jail without bond.

Jordan was the subject of a 34-hour manhunt that started Feb. 27 with a welfare check at his Maumelle home.

Deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office knocked on his door, but no one answered. When the officers shined a flashlight inside, someone opened fire at them from inside the home. Bullets struck both patrol vehicles on the scene, and the shooter fled.

With the help of Arkansas Department of Corrections tracking dogs, police caught Jordan in a trailer located in a street one block away from Jordan's home.

Jordan fatally shot Caudell from under the trailer early Monday morning, authorities said.

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