Update: Two arrests following Drew County death and battery


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DERMOTT, Ark.- The following is an updated press release from Arkansas State Police:

“Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division, assisted by Dermott Police, late yesterday arrested Mario Milton, 27, and Alicia King, 24, both of Dermott.  Milton is charged with Murder (1st degree), and Battery (1st degree).  King is charged with Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution.

  Both were jailed in Chicot County and are scheduled for a first appearance hearing tomorrow.

  The charges against Milton and King are in connection with the death of Johnny Hayes and wounding another person outside 925 Skipper Bridge Road, in Dermott early Friday.”

Original Story:

DERMOTT, Ark.- A man is dead and a woman is injured in a shooting early Friday morning in Dermott.

The shooting happened around 12:20 a.m. Friday on Skipper Bridge Road.

According to our content partner Monticello Live, the victim is Johnny Hayes, and the shooting happened at his home.

Arkansas State Police said in a news release Friday afternoon that Carolyn Hayes was wounded in the shooting.

The woman was treated and released, according to Monticello Live.

According to ASP, Dermott police had responded to the home about 45 minutes before the shooting “to quell a disturbance that had arisen out of an argument involving Johnny Hayes and another person”.

The man’s body has been taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to find out the manner and cause of death.

No arrests have been made yet.

Arkansas State Police, Dermott Police Department, Drew County Sheriff’s Office and the Chicot County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

To read more from Monticello Live, click here.


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