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June 14, 2019
  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division and Deputies of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, in coordination with the Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, have arrested one person in connection with the homicide of former Arkansas State Senator Linda Collins-Smith.

  Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, 48, of Pocahontas is currently in custody.  Criminal charges are pending.   

  The investigation is presently at a critical juncture and no further information will be released at this hour until authorities are confident it will not comprise the integrity of the criminal case.

  The Arkansas State Police was contacted during the late afternoon hours of Tuesday, June 4, 2019 and requested to provide investigative assistance at a residence in Pocahontas (Randolph County).  The location was identified as 4023 Arkansas Highway 90 (West).