Police have arrested a second suspect in the fatal shooting Sunday of a Southern Arkansas University football player and a former student.

Timothy Johnson, 23, of Camden, was charged Thursday with a terroristic act, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and Magnolia Police Department said in a statement.  He's the second person to be charged in the shooting. Byron Dunn, 20, of Magnolia, was arrested late Monday.

SAU wide receiver Brandon Hobdy, 23, of Garland, Texas, and former student Wayne Payton, 24, of McNeil were killed early Sunday outside of a back-to-school party at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building near Magnolia.

Police were called around 1:13 a.m. about a fight at the "VFW hut" and gunfire was reported while officers were en route. Hobdy and Payton later died of injuries at Magnolia Regional Medical Center.

Both Dunn and Johnson are being held in lieu of $1 million bonds. Dunn made his first appearance Tuesday afternoon before Judge Hamilton Singleton. Johnson is awaiting his first appearance, authorities said.

Published: 08/28/2014