Newton County Sheriff Keith Slape advised of two suicides in the Compton area on Friday, March 5, 2010. The Sheriff's Office was contacted Friday morning of an apparent suicide of Michael E. Clark, 46, of Compton. Clark was pronounced dead at the scene of an apparent self inflicted gun shot wound to the head. The Arkansas State Police assisted in the investigation.
Later in the afternoon Deputies responded to another suicide call at the residence of Ulys " Cotton" Davidson residence in Compton. Davidson, 62, was found by his brother. Davidson had left a note. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a gun shot wound to the head.