Sgt. Joshua Caudell of the Arkansas Department of Corrections was shot and killed while assisting Pulaski County deputies during a search. (Photo: Arkansas DOC) -

Sgt. Joshua Caudell of the Arkansas Department of Corrections was shot and killed while assisting Pulaski County deputies during a search. (Photo: Arkansas DOC)

Pulaski County deputies say the person of interest in the death of Arkansas Department of Corrections sergeant Joshua Caudell was taken into custody Tuesday morning and is likely to face a charge of capital murder.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, 37-year-old Demark Lee Jordan was taken into custody around 6 a.m at a gas station in the Morgan community in northern Pulaski County, KARK reports.

Sgt. Caudell was killed on Monday while searching for Jordan, who allegedly fired shots at deputies during a welfare check on Jordan's wife.

Pulaski County deputies requested assistance from the Department of Corrections K-9 unit.

 Lt. Cody Burk of the Pulaski County sheriff's office said the K-9 units were going through the woods with the dogs when they were alerted to a nearby trailer, Arkansas Online reports.

At about 4 a.m. Caudell, another K-9 handler and a sheriff's deputy were trying to look under the trailer when shots were fired allegedly by Jordan. The arrest report states Caudell was shot in the chest. 

Caudell, a husband and father of three, had been with the Tucker K-9 unit and the Department of Corrections since December 2012.

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