- Associated Press - Saturday, March 18, 2017

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas teen has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 42-year-old man in Pope County.

The sheriff’s office says 19-year-old Nathaniel Z. Symonds of Dover was arrested following Friday’s fatal shooting of Ronald Dean Esserman Jr., also of Dover. Investigators say they believe the Symonds and the victim were acquaintances.

Authorities say Symonds faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with Esserman’s death. Symonds is scheduled to appear before a judge on Monday morning.

The sheriff’s office says Symonds is being held in the Pope County Detention Center.

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