Wife arrested in shooting death of retired state trooper

LITTLE ROCK — The wife of the recently appointed director of the Arkansas State Parks Ranger Division has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in his death, Pulaski County deputies said.

Pamela Diane Digman, 55, of Roland, was charged in the shooting death of Jerry Digman. She was being held without bond Monday at the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility.

Pulaski County sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Carl Minden said Pam Digman called 911 at 11:39 a.m. Sunday and reported the shooting and her husband’s death. When deputies arrived at 11:58 a.m., they reported finding Jerry Digman on the floor of the couple’s Roland home with multiple gunshot wounds.

According to police reports, Pam Digman told authorities she shot her husband multiple times in their home after an altercation.

The booking photo of Pam Digman taken around 11:30 Sunday night showed she had a black and swollen eye and a large bruise on her forehead, plus two large bruise marks on her neck.

Minden said Jerry Digman, 58, retired last fall after 31 years as an Arkansas state trooper. At retirement, Digman was a lieutenant in the Criminal Investigation Division. He previously served in the state police security detail under former Govs. Bill Clinton and Jim Guy Tucker. He also served as a state trooper in Union and Miller counties.