On June 5, 2020, at approximately 11:09 PM, Searcy County Dispatch d received a 911 call form Josie Harness of Marshall. The caller stated that Jim Harness, her estranged husband, had forced his way into her residence (Hwy. 27 south Marshall, Arkansas) without permission.
Units with the Searcy County Sheriff's Department and the Marshall Police Department responded. After units arrived on scene, one individual was detained. This individual was Jim Harness of Marshall, Arkansas.
During the initial investigation, evidence showed that the front door of the residence was "KICKED or FORCED IN," and was inoperable. The detained person, Jim Harness, does not reside at the residence. In light of the evidence recovered, Harness was arrested and transported to the Searcy County Detention Center for booking and processing. The investigation is ongoing.