After the shooting death of 20-year-old Jared Sykes of Dardanelle that occurred during the early morning hours of January 17, 2021 in the area of Carden Bottoms, a felony warrant for the charge of Manslaughter has been issued for the arrest of a Russellville man, Scott Douthit. 

According to Yell County authorities, following an investigation of the incident that was described to be a “hunting accident”, an investigator with the Yell County Sheriff’s Department stated that charges have been filed against Douthit and an active arrest warrant was issued on Monday, June 7, 2021.

Following an autopsy performed by the Arkansas State Crime Lab, Sykes’ cause of death was determined to be by gunshot wound and his manner of death was determined to be homicide.

River Valley Now has submitted necessary FOIA requests to the Yell County Sheriff’s Department. Once additional information is received and an arrest has been made, River Valley Now will update readers.

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Investigation continues into Carden Bottoms incident that claimed life of 20-year-old