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Salvage Yard Killings: 2 Life Sentences for Russellville Man

Update:
POPE COUNTY, Ark. - A Russellville man has been sentenced to two terms of life in prison without parole for the murders of two Yell County men.

Tyler Barefield, 36, had been convicted in the case on Wednesday. 

The bodies of Aaron Brock and Beau DeWitt, both 22, had been found in Sept. 2016 inside a crushed car at a salvage yard.

Barefield was also sentenced to 7½ years each for two firearms charges.   

The life sentences will run concurrently and the firearms sentences will run consecutively.

Barefield had been out of jail on $850,000 bond before his conviction. He is now behind bars at the Pope County Jail awaiting transfer to a state prison.

Update:
POPE COUNTY, Ark. - A Russellville man has been found guilty of Capital Murder for the killings of two men at a salvage yard last year.

Tyler Barefield, 36, was convicted Wednesday in the 2016 killings of Aaron Brock and Beau DeWitt, both 22, of Yell County.

Their bodies were found at the U-Pull-It Auto Salvage Yard in the 3000 block of Mobile Ave. on Sept. 20, 2016.

Original story (Sept. 2016):
POPE COUNTY, Ark. - An arrest has been made in connection with the murders of two men whose bodies were found in the trunk of a vehicle at a local salvage yard.

Tyler Barefield, 35, of Russellville has been charged with two counts of Capital Murder for the killings of Aaron Brock and Beau DeWitt, both 22, of Yell County.

Authorities say Barefield will appear before a judge at the Pope County Detention Center on Friday for a bond hearing.


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