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Dodson released from hospital after Cabot shooting

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The suspect in an officer-involved shooting that happened early Friday morning in Cabot has been identified.

According to Lt. Carl Minden with Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened about 6:20 a.m., along the 2300 block of Backbone Road in a fairly rural part of Cabot.

"There's not an immediate neighbor," said Lt. Minden.

Authorities, he said, including Jacksonville police and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) were serving a federal warrant for narcotics to Mark Lyle Dodson, 53, when shots were fired.

Lt. Minden told THV11's Daniel Wilkerson that Dodson fired upon the officer first, striking him.

"He does have some injuries to his arm and I believe his facial area as well," he said.

Dodson will be charged with criminal attempt to commit capital murder, Lt. Minden said, and additional charges are pending further investigation.

Captain Kenny Boyd with the Jacksonville Police Department said the SWAT officer, whose name is not being released at this time, was treated and released from the hospital Friday. 

According to Lt. Minden, Dodson has been released from the hospital and is currently being interviewed at the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division. After the interview, he will be booked into the PCRDF on charges of Criminal Attempt at Capital Murder and Battery of the 1st degree.


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