Murder charges pending against Mayflower man

One of two brothers is facing charges in an early-morning shooting that occurred Monday in Mayflower.

 

Phalon Tennant-Harmon faces first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of 44-year-old Issac Jermaine Scott.

Scott was found shot to death around 3 a.m. Monday at a residence at 721 Highway 365 in Mayflower, according to the sheriff’s office.

Chief Deputy Coroner Jessica Thorn said Scott suffered two gunshot wounds — one to his inner right thigh and the other to his back, underneath the right scapula. He was taken by ambulance to the Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway Emergency Room, where he was pronounced dead.

Tennant-Harmon was picked up in Crawford County near Alma, about 20 minutes from the Oklahoma state line, at 10:45 a.m. Monday, nearly eight hours after the incident was reported to the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office.

Spokesman Adam Bledsoe said deputies were able to track the suspect vehicle traveling westbound on Interstate 40, and Arkansas State Police were able to conduct a felony stop of the white Buick. At the time, FCSO wanted both Tennant-Harmon and his brother, 18-year-old Rahzel, for questioning.

Following questioning, Phalon was booked in the county jail on suspicion of first-degree murder and possession of a controlled substance.

“The 18 year old has been released at this time,” Bledsoe said Tuesday.

Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Carol Crews said the prosecuting attorney’s office will review the case file submitted by the sheriff’s office to determine what charges should be filed against Phalon.

Phalon is scheduled to appear in district court Wednesday for a first appearance hearing.

As of press time Tuesday, a bond was not set.

 

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