Faulkner County man arrested in connection to Friday shooting

A 33-year-old Faulkner County man was arrested Saturday afternoon in connection to a Friday shooting incident.

 

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office arrested Albert “Bo” Woods around 1:50 p.m. Saturday after Woods became a suspect in a shooting incident that occurred in Guy the night before when a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the face was dropped off at Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Spokesman Adam Bledsoe said FCSO found Woods on Cargile Lane, which is about three miles from Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Bledsoe said Woods was “taken into custody without incident.”

Bledsoe said the victim, identified as 39-year-old McAlton Walker, was taken to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock to be treated for a gunshot wound to the face Friday night.

Walker was initially taken to Baptist Health Medical Center in Conway, but was soon transferred to UAMS.

His condition was not available as of press time Monday.

Online records show Woods is currently being held in the county jail without bond.

As of press time Monday, formal charges had not been filed.

Background

Chief Deputy Matt Rice said FCSO dispatched to Pinnacle Springs Road on an abandoned vehicle report regarding a Hyundai Santa Fe that was left in the middle of the road around 7 p.m. Friday.

The vehicle was reported stolen out of Little Rock.

“The windshield was broken and there was blood in the car and on the side of the car,” he told the Log Cabin.

Sheriff Tim Ryals said a manhunt ensued after investigators found a trail of blood leading off into the nearby woods and witnesses reported seeing a man get out of the vehicle and flee into the woods.

“[The] suspect traveled approximately two miles [from the church] before running out of gas and witnesses saw the suspect abandon a reported stolen vehicle … in the middle of the road and run into the words,” Ryals said.

Bledsoe said the incident remains under investigation at this point.

 

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