Manhunt Underway For Johnson County Murder Suspect, 6 People Detained In Connection With Search

CLARKSVILLE, Ark.— The Johnson County Sheriff's Department and other county, state, and federal offices are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with the deadly shooting on Friday (Feb. 15).

Robert Wayne Baker is accused of shooting Christopher Farmer at his Johnson County home of Highway 352. When a deputy arrived there were half a dozen people outside of the residence and Farmer was found shot. He was pronounced dead a the scene.

Based on witness testimony there was an altercation between the deceased and Baker that lead to the shooting.

"It's kind of scary because Clarksville is a small town, a small city, you don't really expect stuff like that to happen here and knowing that he's out on the loose and you're in danger is kind of scary,” said neighbor Jennifer Rodriguez.

Baker is believed to be in Johnson County still and is considered to be armed and dangerous.  Investigators say Baker has been on the run since the crime took place around 7 p.m. Friday night.

Six people have been detained in reference to aiding and abetting in the manhunt, according to Johnson County Sheriff Jimmy Stephens. Three vehicles have been impounded in relation to the case.

"There seems to be a network of people or friends or associates that are helping him. We have had as many as a half a dozen thus far that we have come across that have participated, whether that be willingly or unknowingly, help him be able to stay one step ahead of us,"  Stephens said.

Baker is described as a white male last seen wearing a brown hoodie and jeans according to the sheriff.

Investigators say if you see Baker, do not approach him and call the police immediately.

If you spot Baker, you are asked to call the Johnson County Sheriff's Department at (479) 754-2200 or 911.

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