Benjamin Peirce arrested in Crystal Timberlake shooting death, Robert Dixon injured

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    Benjamin Peirce. (Photo: White County Sheriff's Office)

    BALD KNOB, Ark. (KTHV) - The White County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in an apparent murder, according to Public Information Officer Bill Higginbotham.

    Higginbotham confirmed that Benjamin Peirce has been arrested in connection with the murder of Crystal Timbkerlake, 34, of Ward. She was found dead at the scene on Hwy 167 North in Bald Knob in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

    The White County Sheriff's Office indicated that a 48-year-old man was also found at the scene, critically injured. He was taken to a hospital in Little Rock for treatment.

    Deputies said they found substantial amounts of lab components used to manufacture meth at the home.

    Peirce was found at a home in Kensett. He has been charged with one count of attempt to commit capital murder, one count of capital murder.

    Peirce will be held at the White County Detention Center with no bond.

    (Source: White County Sheriff's Office)

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