Harrison Man Sentenced to 36 Years in Prison for 2016 Murder

HARRISON, Ark. (KOLR) - A man from Harrison is sentenced to 36 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder.

Recently released court records show Shay Butler, 23, struck a deal with Boone County prosecutors and pleaded guilty to capital murder and aggravated robbery charges in connection to the 2016 death of Jeremy Scroggins, 28.

Butler was originally charged as a habitual offender with capital murder, aggravated robbery, and a felon in possession of a gun. Judge Gordon Webb accepted the guilty plea on Thursday.

According to arrest records, Butler admitted to shooting Scroggins with a .22 caliber weapon, the day of his disappearance, on June 27. According to police, investigators believe it was a drug deal gone wrong.

Butler will appear back in court this week to testify against his alleged driver the night of the murder, Morgan Vaughan, 25, of Jasper.

(Shannon Cay, HometownDailyNews.com)


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