The Mcgehee Dermott Times News recently released an article about a Desha County man formally charged with first-degree murder in connection to a shooting death earlier this summer.

According to documents filed in Desha County Circuit Court Friday, 28-year-old Densen Oneal Mitchell of Dumas has been charged with one count of first-degree murder for the June 21st killing of Qauntaivus Jackson.

Investigative reports stated that Dumas Police were dispatched to Oak Street the morning of June 21st concerning a body. After arriving at the scene, officers discovered Jackson with a gunshot wound to the back. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Witness told police a maroon car has pulled up and fired multiple shots with a rifle before fleeing the scene. Surveillance cameras in the area captured footage of the vehicle. A short time later, authorities located the car driven by Mitchell.

A search of Mitchell’s apartment was conducted which led to the recovery of boxes of ammunition, an empty box of AK-47 ammo, receipts from hunting supply stores, and clothing matching the description of the shooter.

Mitchell was arrested and held on a $500,000 bond and was told to come back to court on September 6th.