Jefferey Todd Wooderson

Detectives from Springfield are questioning a man in Boone County Arkansas in connection to a homicide investigation.

Jefferey Todd Wooderson, 42, was arrested last night following a high speed chase that began in Taney County and ended in Boone County. Wooderson is charged with aggravated assault, felon in possession of a firearm, driving while intoxicated and felony fleeing. When Wooderson was arrested, he was in the victims 2002 Ford Explorer according to Springfield police Lt. David Millsap.

Family members of Gary Lee Russell, 57, had gone to his Florida Street home Saturday after not hearing from him from some time, according to Millsap. "It appears that he had been dead for some time. I can't discuss the cause of death at this time because I have not seen the autopsy results, but it did not appear that Mr. Russell had been shot or stabbed."

No charges have been filed against Wooderson in connection to Russell's death as of noon and, the investigation is ongoing according to Millsap.