Police have arrested a neighbor in connection to Bentonville 6-year-old Jersey Bridgeman's death.
Zachary Holly, 28, is behind barsfor capital murder, kidnapping and residential burglary. Police said he was not related to Jersey but knew the family as an acquaintance.
In a press conference, Police Chief Jon Simpson said Holly is currently in jail and awaiting a Wednesday bond hearing.
Police said no additional arrests are expected.
The case started as a missing persons report just before 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 20th, but police say within minutes the body of the 6-year-old girl was found and the case became a homicide investigation.
On Wednesday, the Bentonville Police Chief confirmed that the FBI had joined the investigation into the suspected killing. The department reached out to the federal agency with a formal request earlier in the morning.
Search warrants were executed on three homes on SE A St. Tuesday night. Police said they took more than 50 pieces of evidence from those homes.
Jersey Bridgeman's time of death ranges between midnight and the time of her discovery Tues morning before 7, according to police.