Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an officer involved shooting resulting in the death of Daniel Allen Yielding, 23, of Paragould Friday, April 6, 2018.
Searcy County Sheriff’s Department Deputies and Correctional Officers of the Arkansas Department of Correction had been involved in a manhunt about two miles north of Marshall (Searcy County) off Arkansas Highway 27 when the shooting occurred at approximately 12:30 this afternoon (Friday, April 6, 2018).
Local law enforcement officers began the search for Yielding yesterday based on an outstanding warrant for parole violation and reports of Yielding being seen fleeing a local residence.
Deputies and state correction officers were continuing the search today when Yielding was spotted in a wooded area armed with a knife. ADC personnel ordered the parolee to drop the knife. Yielding reportedly refused to comply with the order and at that time moved toward an ADC officer who fired his gun as Yielding advanced.
Yielding’s body is being transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for purposes of an autopsy.
Questions relating to the identity of the prison employee and the administrative status of the officer should be directed to the Arkansas Department of Correction.
The Arkansas State Police investigation of the use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer will be submitted to the Searcy County Prosecuting Attorney for consideration whether the use of force was used consistent with Arkansas laws.