Arkansas murder suspect arrested in Jefferson County


A Texas man suspected to be involved in a Arkansas missing person case from more than 20 years ago was arrested Wednesday in Jefferson County, Ohio.

The U.S. Marshal Service Mountain State Fugitive Task Force and Searcy, AR police detectives arrested Brandon Wheeler. The 41-year-old man is from Weatherford, TX. He now faces charges of capital murder and abuse of a corpse. Police have been looking for Wheeler for more than a year and investigating the case of Jarrod Green for much longer.

The arrest stems from the 1994 disappearance of Searcy, AR man Jarrod Green, who is presumed dead. Reports indicate Green got a call to meet up with friends on Sept. 30, 1994, but he did not arrive and days later his car was found in a parking lot.

Wheeler is in custody at the in Jefferson County jail awaiting extradition. He is expected to appear in court Friday. This case is still under investigation.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off