On Saturday, March 14, 2020, at approximately 11:38 p.m., officers with the Hot Springs Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Hollywood Park, 411 Hollywood Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered the body of Joshua Severns (20) who had been shot to death.
On Thursday, July 9, 2020, Detectives arrested Payton Mann (18) of Hot Springs for the murder of Joshua Severns. Mann is charged with Capital Murder (Y Felony) and Aggravated Robbery (Y Felony).
Mann is currently being held in the Garland County Detention Center on a zero bond.