Lead Hill man arrested in friend's shooting death

YELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a Lead Hill man on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Marion County man.

Sheriff Roger Vickers says officers arrested 30-year-old Joseph Saylors early Monday after a six-hour standoff. Vickers says Saylors was arrested after a SWAT team fired tear gas into Saylors' home in Lead Hill.

Authorities arrested Saylors for the Sunday death of 42-year-old Jody Rogers, who was shot once in the chest. Vickers tells The Baxter Bulletin ( ) that Saylors and Rogers were friends and that the shooting happened after a fistfight between the two.

Saylors is being held in the Marion County jail, and authorities did not know if he had an attorney.

Information from: The Baxter Bulletin,

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