UPDATE — Suspect ID'ed in wounding of Jacksonville SWAT officer shot in raid near Cabot | Arkansas Blog

Friday, November 22, 2013

UPDATE — Suspect ID'ed in wounding of Jacksonville SWAT officer shot in raid near Cabot

Posted By on Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office reports that an officer with the Jacksonville SWAT team was shot this morning, along with a suspect, during a pre-dawn narcotics raid. The officer has non-life-threatening injuries, Minden said, but the suspect was seriously injured and is undergoing surgery. 

Minden said that around 6:20 a.m., narcotics officers with the Jacksonville Police Department, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and DEA agents where executing a search warrant in the 2300 block of Backbone Road, near Cabot. Members of the Jacksonville SWAT team were brought out to make entry into the house. When they entered, Minden said, a suspect inside opened fire, striking one of the officers. The officers returned fire, striking the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody and both the suspect and the officer were transported to local hospitals. Minden said the suspect is in serious condition, while the officer — who was struck in a spot not covered by his body armor —  is still undergoing treatment.

click to enlarge DODSON - PCSO
  • PCSO

Lt. Carl Minden has identified the suspect in the shooting as Mark Lyle Dodson, 53. Minden said Dodson is currently being treated at Baptist Hospital - Springhill in North Little Rock, and will be charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Capital Murder upon his release. The officer who was shot has been treated and released.

Minden said Dodson (seen at left) has no previous book-in information at the Pulaski County Jail. Minden also said that, per the orders of Captain Kenny Body of the Jacksonville Police Department, the name of the officer who was shot will not be released until Monday. 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by David Koon

  • Tough mothers, demanding action

    Interest in the gun violence prevention group Moms Demand Action has exploded since the massacre at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High in Florida. Leaders here say they're in the battle for 'gun sense' until the job is done.
    • Apr 5, 2018
  • The Griffin

    El Dorado's new restaurant showplace is worth the drive.
    • Mar 15, 2018
  • 2018 spring film preview

    Roll 'em.
    • Mar 1, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel applauds Trump's EPA choice of climate change denier Scott Pruitt

    Dustin McDaniel gives the thumbs up to a man set to dismantle EPA regulations.
    • Dec 8, 2016
  • Use of solar on the rise in Arkansas

    With a pivotal ruling expected any day now from the Public Service Commission, Kyle Massey at Arkansas Business reports on the increase in Arkansans adding solar generation units on their homes and business.
    • Apr 13, 2018
  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation