Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) deputies and detectives have arrested Mr. Jerred Wootten in connection with the attempted murder of a Traskwood man last week.
On Thursday, October 10th, deputies were called to a report of a man who had been severely beaten in Traskwood. Through the course of the investigation, detectives developed information leading them to suspect Mr. Wootten in the incident. On Friday, October 18th, detectives partnered with the U.S. Marshals Service Eastern District of Arkansas Fugitive Task Force to track down Mr. Wootten, and located him hiding in an abandoned house on Mount Olive Road in Saline County.
The victim is currently hospitalized in critical condition and on life support. Mr. Wootten faces a charge of Criminal Attempt to Commit Capital Murder.