Woman Injured, Boyfriend Jailed in Shooting

A Nevada County man is in jail after he allegedly shot his girlfriend Wednesday night.

According to Investigator Robert Missey, at around 9:39 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 Nevada County Deputy Bo Morris was dispatched to 2375 Highway 299 for a reported individual with a gunshot wound. Further information Deputy Morris received en route indicated April Cross was the victim.

Cross was reportedly shot by her boyfriend, Mark Miller. Cross was transported by Nevada County Ambulance Service to Christus Saint Michael Health System in Texarkana.

Miller reportedly left the scene in a Gray Nissan Sentra in an unknown direction of travel. Initial information indicated he may have been going to a residence on Highway 371 and later possibly a residence on Highway 299. Miller was reported to possibly be armed with a revolver.

Hempstead County Deputies, Prescott Police Officers, Arkansas State Troopers and State Police Investigators responded to assist Investigator Missey and Nevada County Deputies with attempting to locate Miller and assist in the investigation. A search was conducted for Miller through the night with no success. Hempstead County Deputies returned to Hempstead County around 3 a.m. Thursday morning.

Investigator Missey said he received information a little later on the morning of Thursday, March 14 that Miller was possibly at a residence in Prescott. Investigator Missey said the car Miller was reportedly driving was located at a residence and he and Detective Cody Ferguson were able to make entry into the residence and take Miller into custody without incident.

According to Missey, Mark Miller was transported to the Nevada County Detention Facility where he was charged with battery 1st degree and possession of firearm by certain person. Miller is awaiting a first judicial appearance.

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