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A man was arrested and is being held in jail after shooting 3 people to death in Arkansas. One of the deceased individuals is a sheriff’s deputy. The other 2 are women. 

This guy is a real scumbag. He’s facing Capital Murder charges.

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In a Thursday afternoon news conference, the Arkansas State Police (ASP) identified the man as James Michael Bowden, 42, FOX 16 reports. The ASP said Bowden had been taken into custody without incident after a standoff situation. A woman Bowden had held inside a home was freed around 2:40 p.m., the ASP said.

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Bowden is charged in the shooting deaths of Lt. Kevin C. Mainhart, 46, and two females, whose names have not yet been released.

“He was an example of what a law enforcement officer should be,” Yell Co. Sheriff Bill Gilkey said at the news conference. “From the time that he arrived he was a leader not only in the department but the community as well.”

The ASP said Bowden had been holed up inside the home since at least 10 a.m. and SWAT officers had been negotiating with him.

The deputy killed earlier Thursday has been identified as Lieutenant Kevin C. Mainhart, 46, of the Yell County Sheriff’s Office. He was killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop west of Dardanelle along State Highway 27 near the junction of Slo Fork Road.

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END OF WATCH. Lieutenant Kevin C. Mainhart…

“This has been a sad day for law enforcement across this state,” Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler told reporters.

Fox News reports that Mainhart had served the citizens of Yell County as a law enforcement officer for five years and previously retired from the West Memphis Police Department following a career of more than 20 years, according to Arkansas State Police.

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Officials said Mainhart made a traffic stop around 7:15 a.m. after identifying a vehicle believed to be associated with a disturbance call nearby. A short time later, police said a driver passing the scene notified local law enforcement that Mainhart had been shot.

A vehicle carrying the Mainhart’s body was escorted through Little Rock on Thursday.

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“Fallen Yell County deputy being escorted through Little Rock today after being killed in the line of duty.” 

“What happened today once again highlights the dangers that are facing law enforcement officers across this country,” Sadler told reporters at an earlier briefing. “This deputy checked in for duty this morning not even realizing that this would be his last call.”

“Our hearts are saddened and we are in prayer for his family and officer who were his comrades that served and protect this county,” Sadler added.

“Anytime a member of law enforcement falls in the line of duty, our hearts are broken,” Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said in a statement. “Today, the State of Arkansas mourns the loss of Yell County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Kevin Mainhart. As an officer of the law, Lt. Mainhart began his day with one mission: to protect and serve the people of his community. While today will mark his end of watch, he never wavered in his steadfast commitment and responsibility to safeguard his neighbors from harm.”

“I extend my thoughts and prayers to the family of Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart. He died serving and protecting the citizens of Yell County. While we do not yet fully know the circumstances that led to his death, we know that any death in the line of duty is one too many. These acts of violence against our law enforcement must come to an end,” said 4th District Rep. Bruce Westerman.

“Tonight, we send our deepest sympathies to the family of Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart of the Yell County Sherriff’s Department, who was shot and killed in the line of duty earlier today. Lieutenant Mainhart’s 25-year career in law enforcement in West Memphis and Yell County made Arkansas a safer place. Our thoughts, prayers and gratitude are with the Mainhart family and all those who put their own lives in danger to serve and protect,” said Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

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So damn sad. Let’s hope this scumbag gets what he deserves.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Mainhart family and his friends and fellow officers.

Stay safe out there Blue- we have your 6. #BLUELIVESMATTER

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