October 23, 2013 Edition

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Homicide charges
filed after accident


Shantelle Prater
Staff Writer

Cave City resident Daniel Walling, 31, is facing negligent homicide charges in Lawrence County after a one-vehicle accident on Oct. 16, which resulted in the death of 32-year-old Tiffany R. Henry of Cave City.

According to the Arkansas State Police report, Walling's 2002 Ford truck was traveling northbound on Highway 117 when it left the roadway and struck a guardrail on Big Creek bridge, near Jesup.

Henry, who was a passenger, was ejected from the vehicle and was trapped between the truck and guardrail.

"After the accident Walling, who was the driver, fled the scene into a wooded area underneath the bridge and headed toward Smithville," said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson.

According to Dotson, officials from the sheriff's department, Arkansas State Police, Strawberry Fire Department, Arkansas Highway Department, Office of Emergency Services and AET Ambulance searched for Walling throughout the night via land and air.

"On Tuesday we received a tip that Walling had returned to a family member's residence," said Dotson.

Deputies responded to the residence, located at 576 Grange Road in Cave City, and arrested Walling. He was taken into custody without further incident and was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge and treated for injuries sustained in the crash.

Bond was set at $25,000 for Walling, and a circuit court date of Nov. 21 was issued. In addition to negligent homicide, Walling is also facing charges for leaving the scene of an accident.

A visitation was held in Cave City on Friday for Henry. She was the mother of three.

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