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One Man Dead, Another Charged in Judsonia Shooting

The body of Todd Landreth of Searcy was recovered Saturday north of Bald Knob.
Todd Landreth
Todd Landreth
41-year-old Robert L. Vestal
41-year-old Robert L. Vestal


JUDSONIA, AR -- A man is dead and another man is in custody following a shooting in White County.

The body of 48-year-old Todd Landreth of Searcy was recovered Saturday north of Bald Knob.

Investigators believe Landreth had been shot Friday afternoon in the 100 block of Oakdale Church Road in Judsonia.

On Friday, White County 911 Communications received a call reporting that someone had been shot. 

Deputies with the Sheriff’s Department responded and the suspect as  41-year-old Robert L. Vestal, a resident at that address-who had allegedly fled the scene prior to arrival of deputies. 

Deputies and detectives were unable to locate the reported victim at the scene and they-along with the assistance of other local agencies- began a search for the suspect and an investigation. 

On Saturday morning, Mr. Vestal met with White County detectives. 

Detectives to a location North of Bald Knob where they were able to recover Landreth's body.
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