Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop of a vehicle involved in a domestic disturbance.
He was responding to the domestic disturbance call when he encountered a vehicle connected to the call on Highway 27 and Slo Fork Road. During the course of the stop the subject fatally shot him. A passerby located his body and notified other deputies.
Additional units responded to the home of the original call and located two murder victims at the location. The subject was located barricaded in a nearby home and remains at large.
Lieutenant Mainhart was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He joined the Yell County Sheriff’s Department after retiring from the West Memphis, Arkansas, Police Department.