Update: Hope Murder, Arson Suspect in Police Custody

Crime
Cory Ray Turner_-3092636311690785584
Update (Nov. 3):
HOPE, AR – On Saturday at 1 p.m. officers with the Hope Police Department arrested Corey R. Turner, 25, of Hope, for First Degree Murder and Arson.

The charges were the result of an investigation into a house fire that occurred on October 28 at a home on North Prichard Street, in Hope.

The body of Thomas Youngblood, 20, of Hope was found inside the home.

Original Story (Oct. 31):
HOPE, AR – A warrant has been issued by the Hope Police Department for the arrest of Cory Ray Turner on charges of 1st Degree Murder and Arson.

The charges come from the investigation into a Monday night (Oct. 28) house fire at a home on North Prichard Street, in Hope.

Hope Firemen found the body of Thomas Youngblood, 20, of Hope, inside the home while putting out the fire.

Police determined that Youngblood was the victim of a homicide.

The Hope Police Department is asking for the public’s help with finding Turner.

Turner has ties to Southwest and Central Arkansas and was last seen on foot in Nevada County, Arkansas on Tuesday afternoon. (Oct. 28)

If you have any information on Turner, contact the Hope Police Department, at (870) 777-3434, Detective Eric Zimmer with the Hope Police Department, at (870) 722-2510, or your local police or sheriff’s department.

Police say Turner should be considered dangerous.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories