Jacksonville Police investigating early-morning homicide, suspect arrested

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Correction: In an earlier version, we said Jacksonville police were searching for a person of interest in this case. Jacksonville police say the person of interest is wanted for questioning in connection to another shooting that happened on July 1. The article has been fixed.

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (News release) —On July 1, at 5:57 a.m., Officers with the
Jacksonville Police Department responded to the residence at 221 Smart Street, for a report of a
possible assault.

Upon arrival at 221 Smart Street, officers discovered a woman with
injures to her head and face. The victim was taken to UAMS Hospital for treatment, where she
later died from her injuries caused during the domestic disturbance.

Detectives with the Jacksonville Police Department have arrested 48-year-old James
Anthony Dokes. Mr. Dokes was charged with Murder First (Felony Y) he will be held at the Pulaski
County Regional Detention Facility with No Bond.

The victim has been identified as Jacksonville resident 45-year-old Vinolya Myers.
This is an ongoing investigation and further information will be provided when it becomes
available.

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