Joe Perry arrested in death of 25-year-old Jeremy Thompson

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    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - A southern Arkansan arrested in the shooting death of a 25-year-old El Dorado man appeared in court Wednesday.

    According to a Union County District Court clerk, 47-year-old Joe Perry was in court for his first appearance after being charged with First-Degree Murder.

    Perry was assigned a court appointed attorney and is currently being held in in lieu of $250,000 bond.

    Perry is charged in the shooting death of Jeremy Thompson.

    El Dorado police said they were called to Thompson's home about a disturbance on Friday night. When officers arrived, they found Thompson, who appeared to have been shot. Authorities took him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Authorities said Perry was taken into custody at the scene.

    Perry's next court appearance will be Jan. 24, 2013.

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