Kirkland Warren, 22, of Pine Bluff, has been arrested and is being held at the Jefferson County Detention Center on first-degree murder charges in connection with a homicide investigation being led by Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division.

The Arkansas County Sheriff’s Department contacted state police Monday afternoon requesting assistance with a death investigation. A deceased male, identity unknown, was found in a roadside ditch off of US 79 and Gingrich Road near Stuttgart with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

The body has been sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification of the individual and to determine manner and cause of death. The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division will prepare an investigative file and submit the findings to the Jefferson County prosecuting attorney for review.