Update: 18-year-old murder suspect arrested, Searcy Police say

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WEST MEMPHIS, Ark.- Searcy Police say Robert Hurd, 18, of Searcy, was arrested by West Memphis Police Thursday morning.

According to a release sent Thursday morning by Searcy Police, West Memphis Police contacted them just after 8:10 a.m. and said Hurd was in custody.

Hurd is wanted in connection to the murder of Eric Kalas, 38, of Searcy.

According to Searcy Police, Hurd was found outside a family member’s home.

Hurd is being transported to the Searcy Police Department.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Searcy Police Department at (501) 279-1038. You can remain anonymous.


SEARCY, Ark.- Searcy Police and U.S. Marshals are searching for an 18-year-old man who’s suspected in the murder of Eric Kalas.

According to Searcy Police, Robert Hurd, of Searcy, shot and killed Kalas, 38, on Randal Drive on April 29.

Hurd is considered armed and dangerous.

Searcy Police say do not approach or try to apprehend Hurd.

If you know where Hurd may be, call local law enforcement or the Searcy Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 501-279-1038.

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SEARCY, Ark.- Searcy Police need your help finding a man wanted in connection to a fatal shooting.

Searcy Police say Robert Hurd, 18, is a suspect in the shooting death of Eric Kalas, 38.

According to officials, officers answered a shots fired call Wednesday afternoon on Randall Drive.

Police say they found Kalas lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds.

Kalas later died at a local hospital.

Hurd faces capital murder, aggravated robbery and theft of property charges.

Hurd is considered armed and dangerous and is currently out on bond for two attempted murder charges on a separate case.

Hurd is 5’10 and about 120 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Police say Hurd could be in the Memphis area.

If you see Robert Hurd or know where he may be, call Searcy Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 501-279-1038.

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