- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

HARDY, Ark. (AP) - A Missouri man wanted for attempted murder in Arkansas has been found dead in the Spring River.

Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts told reporters that searchers using sonar from a boat found the body of 23-year-old Brandon Southerly of Poplar Bluff on Thursday near Hardy.

Counts says Southerly had led police on a chase at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour Tuesday after he struck a car, then later went to a home in Ravenden where he shot and wounded a man who answered Southerly’s knock at the door.

Counts says Southerly eventually stopped along the river and ran into a wooded area. His body was found in the river near where he left his vehicle.

Police say Southerly was wanted in Missouri for a parole violation.

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