Prosecutors continue to review evidence and expect to file murder charges against a 23-year-old Mayflower man later this month.
Phalon D’Vell Tennant-Harmon faces first-degree murder charges in the Oct. 2 shooting death of 44-year-old Issac Jermaine Scott.
Scott was found shot to death around 3 a.m. Oct. 2 outside of Building C at Queens Manor Apartments in Mayflower.
Tennant-Harmon appeared in Faulkner County Circuit Court on Monday for a status hearing, where prosecutors said they will continue to review evidence sent over by the sheriff’s office.
"We are reviewing the case file submitted by the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office and awaiting a few additional pieces of evidence in order to make a determination on which charges to file," Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Carol Crews said.
Sheriff’s deputies began searching for Tennant-Harmon and his 18-year-old brother after Scott was found shot to death.
Chief Deputy Coroner Jessica Thorn said Scott suffered two gunshot wounds — one to his inner right thigh and the other to his back, underneath the right scapula.
Tennant-Harmon was picked up in Crawford County near Alma, about 20 minutes from the Oklahoma state line, at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 2, nearly eight hours after the incident was reported to FCSO.
Spokesman Adam Bledsoe said deputies were able to track the suspect vehicle traveling westbound on Interstate 40, and the Arkansas State Police was able to conduct a felony stop of the white Buick. At the time, FCSO wanted both Tennant-Harmon and his brother, Rahzel Tennant, for questioning.
Following questioning, Phalon was booked in the county jail on suspicion of first-degree murder and possession of a controlled substance.
Tennant-Harmon is set to appear next in Faulkner County Circuit Court for a status hearing at 9 a.m. Nov. 20.