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Newport Man Found Dead in Ditch

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) is investigating a suspected homicide after a Newport man was found dead in a ditch with a gunshot wound to the head on Jackson County Road 42.
JACKSON COUNTY, AR --The Jackson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) is investigating a suspected homicide after a Newport man was found dead in a ditch with a gunshot wound to the head on Jackson County Road 42.

Around 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, the Jonesboro Police Department called the JCSO informing it of information received regarding an incident that had occurred in a rural part of Jackson County. 

Around 12:40 p.m., the body of Harald Lee Hagar, 66, was found. 

The body was transported to a funeral home and will be sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

Two individuals have been questioned, but no charges have been filed.

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