Details of Disappearance
Arnold disappeared with her boyfriend, Donnie Combs
. On September 26, 2018, he called her and asked her to come pick him up in Cass County, Texas, and she left home to do so. A little while later she contacted her mother and said Combs hadn't arrived and she was still waiting at the meeting spot. Neither of them has ever been heard from again. A few days after they were last seen, Arnold's truck was found abandoned and burned in Marion County, Texas.
In October 2020, Kevin Dewayne Shepard Jr. and his uncle, Gary Edward Shepard, were charged with capital murder in their cases. Authorities allege Gary solicited or directed Combs's murder due to his status as a potential witness in a felony theft case, and Kevin killed both Combs and Arnold. Photos of the Shepards are posted with this case summary. They could face the death penalty if convicted.
Arnold and Combs's bodies have not been recovered. Foul play is suspected in their cases due to the circumstances involved.