A 34-year-old man is being extradited from Missouri in connection to a death reported at a music festival in Greenbrier last month.
Anthony Paul Flick was arrested by US Marshals on Thursday in Anderson, Missouri.
Faulkner County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Matt Rice said Flick is wanted in connection to 24-year-old Austin Michael Dodson's death.
The sheriff's office was first alerted of a disturbance at a three-day music festival — Flux Family Festival — around 11 p.m. March 17. An off-duty sheriff's deputy was working the festival, which was held at Cadron Creek Outfitters in Greenbrier, when staff members rushed to the top of the hill where the deputy was parked and told him "there was a problem with a guy and [that] he was asleep," Rice previously told the Log Cabin Democrat.
Festival-goers and staff members helped to perform CPR on the unconscious 24-year-old Texas man until first responders arrived on scene. The man was then taken by ambulance to Baptist Medical Center in Conway shortly after midnight, where he was later pronounced dead. Faulkner County Coroner Jessica Thorn said she requested the State Crime Lab to perform an autopsy on Dodson due to the man's age and other contributing factors, also noting Dodson's face had already turned blue by the time first responders arrived on scene. The sheriff's office immediately triggered a death investigation following Dodson's death at the festival.
Rice said on Tuesday that the sheriff's office suspects the festival's staff was responsible for the young Texas man's death.
"Through the investigation, the sheriff's office has probable cause to believe that the Flux security team's actions resulted in the death of Mr. Dodson," Rice said.
Flick, a security team member at the festival, reportedly alerted the off-duty deputy that Dodson was "asleep in the road" on the night in question.
The medical examiner at the State Crime Lab later determined Dodson's death was caused by strangulation and the sheriff's office ultimately charged Flick with manslaughter.
At this time, Missouri authorities have not yet extradited Flick to Faulkner County.
Rice said anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the sheriff's office.
"The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone that has information regarding this incident to please call Investigator Dane Alred at 501-450-4917 or leave us an anonymous tip by going to CrimeTips at www.fcso.ar.gov," he said Tuesday.