Daniel Allen Yielding, 23, of Paragould, was fatally shot by an officer of the Arkansas Department of Correction yesterday afternoon after a manhunt two miles north of Marshall in Searcy County.
A press release from the Arkansas State Police states that special agents its Criminal Investigation Division are investigating. His body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for an autopso
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According to police, local law enforcement officers began the search for Yielding Thursay based on an outstanding warrant for parole violation. Searcy County Sheriff’s Department deputies and ADC correctional officers were continuing the search yesterday and spotted Yielding with a knife in a wooded area near Highway 27. Police say that the correctional officers told Yielding to drop the knife and he refused, instead advancing toward an ADC officer who then shot Yielding.
Yielding’s body is being transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for purposes of an autopsy.
Questions relating to the identity of the prison employee and the administrative status of the officer should be directed to the Arkansas Department of Correction.
The Arkansas State Police investigation of the use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer will be submitted to the Searcy County Prosecuting Attorney for consideration whether the use of force was used consistent with Arkansas laws.