Arkansas State Police have arrested a man in connection with the hit-and-run death of a Booneville woman, according to a post on their website.
Jason Rhodes, 37, of Booneville, was arrested in connection with the hit-and-run death of Joy Duvall, 50, a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on the evening of June 17, the post states.
Duvall was walking south along the north shoulder of Arkansas 23 when she was struck. Duvall was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the post.
State troopers assigned to the department’s Highway Patrol Division and Criminal Investigation Division began their investigation of the death shortly after it was reported at 9:50 p.m. on June 17. On the evening of June 18, state troopers located a 2009 GMC Acadia, which is the vehicle believed to have been driven by Rhodes at the time of the accident, the post states.
Rhoes was arrested and taken to the Logan County Jail in Paris. He faces charges of negligent homicide and failure to stop after an accident with injury or death, according to the post.
The investigation is ongoing.