SCOTT COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Arkansas State Police (ASP) is investigating the murders of a Scott County couple whose bodies were discovered early Monday inside a residence south of Waldron.

Scott County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 1 a.m. Monday from a person, later identified as 35-year-old Dustin Wayne Shores, stating he had cut his foot and needed assistance.

Dustin Shores

A sheriff’s deputy dispatched to the home found the murder victims — a married couple — in a bedroom.

Special Agents with ASP criminal investigation division were requested by the Scott County Sheriff to conduct the investigation.

According to a report from police on Tuesday, Shores has been arrested and is being held at the Scott County Detention Center awaiting the filing of formal criminal charges.