2020 Arkansas Domestic Violence Homicides

Note: If you are aware of anyone who needs to be added to this list, please contact Ashley Walker at awalker@domesticpeace.com with any information that you have.

(Known Confirmed Domestic Violence Cases to Date)

Updated 8/1/2021

 

55 Total Deaths to Date:

32 Women, 17 Men, 6 Children

* 26 Intimate Partner Violence

 

William Wade

January 11, 2020

North Little Rock (Pulaski County)

North Little Rock Police Department was called out to an address on Velvet Ridge for an unresponsive male. When officers arrived on scene, they found William Wade, unconscious and with multiple injuries. Wade was transported to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries. According to witnesses, Wade went into his girlfriend, Shamirra Hudspeth’s apartment to retrieve his wallet. A few moments later Hudspeth attacked Wade and at that point Hudspeth’s two sons joined in on the attack. Hudspeth and her oldest son, Wilson Morris were arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Hudspeth’s youngest son was also arrested for involvement in the incident.

Age: 41*

 

Jennifer Salcido-Barreda

January 25, 2020

Jacksonville (Pulaski County)

Jacksonville Police officers responded to a home off of Braden Street in connection to a gunshot victim. When officers arrived on scene, the found Jennifer Salcido-Barreda shot in the chest at point blank range. According to reports, Carlos Flores-Franco, Salcido-Barreda’s ex-boyfriend, shot her during an argument. Flores-Franco was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Age: 21*

 

Brittany & I’Quira Tate

January 25, 2020

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

Around 1:30 a.m. on January 25th, Little Rock Police officers were called out to a domestic-related shooting. As officers arrived at the home, they found three shooting victims, Brittany Tate, I’Quira Tate and I’Quira’s two-year-old son shot. Brittany and I’Quira were both dead and the two-year-old was shot in the chest. According to reports, a teenage girl who was also in the house at the time called for help after a man entered the house and started shooting. No other information is available at this time.

Ages: 24 & 21

Marchella Modica

January 28, 2020

El Dorado (Union County)

Marchella Modica was 9 months pregnant when she was found by a passerby on Old Mill Road, face down in a ditch. Modica was shot twice by her son, Jayceon’s father, killing her and Jayceon. According to Union County Sheriff’s deputies, they believe Modica was shot behind an abandon residence and then stumbled out closer to the road in order to be helped before she succumbed to the gunshot wounds. Jay Moody was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder.

Age: 22*

 

Carroll Elmore & Sharon Bernard

January 30, 2020

Witcherville (Sebastian County)

Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched out to a house on fire just south of Greenwood, AR in Witcherville. When deputies arrived on scene the house was fully engulfed in flames and the bodies of Elmore and Bernard were found a few yards away from the home. Elmore’s grandson, Johnathan Massey was found in Elmore’s stolen Silverado with blood on his clothes. In an interview with Massey, he was asked “Are you sorry?” and he replied with “no”. Massey was arrested and charged with two-counts of first-degree murder, aggravated armed robbery, arson, and theft of property.

Ages: 66 & 55

Jermillian Daniels

February 3, 2020

Magnolia (Columbia County)

Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call stating that a two-door Chevy Camaro was in flames about 3 miles from the intersection with Columbia Rd. 11 E. When deputies arrived on scene, they found two people in the front seats deceased. There were no visible skid marks on the pavement to indicate an accident or any other reason that the car would be engulfed in flames. During hours long investigation there was a large sum of money located in the trunk of the car. The bodies of Jermillian and Janice Daniels were sent to the State Crime Lab for identification and autopsy. It is believed that Janice shot Jermillian and then turned the gun on herself resulting in a murder/suicide. The cause of the vehicle fire is unknown at this time.

Age: 41*

Kathryne “Katie” Parker

February 11, 2020

Flippin (Marion County)

Flippin Police Department was called out to an active stabbing in progress, when they arrived on scene, Richard Hudson, Jr. was coming out of the back door wielding a knife. When officers tried to stop him, he attacked the officers and the officers shot Hudson Jr. non-lethally, three times. Once inside the home they found the body of Hudson Jr.’s girlfriend, Kathryne Parker. Hudson Jr.’s sister, Georgia Hudson, stated that everything seemed fine until Parker fell to the floor and she saw her brother holding a box cutter. Once Parker fell to the ground, Hudson Jr. went after his father Richard Hudson, Sr. and sliced his neck. Hudson Sr. ran out of the apartment and called 911 while Hudson Jr. also ran from the apartment. Georgia locked the door and Hudson Jr. crawled in a window to attack her as well. Hudson Jr. is charged with capital murder, attempted murder, and breaking and entering.

Age: 40*

 

Abbigale Thacker-North

February 20, 2020

Texarkana (Miller County)

Texarkana Police Department responded to a home on South Mosely Road for a call of a gunshot victim. When officers arrived, they found Abbigale Thacker-North dead from a single gunshot wound. In the house they also found her boyfriend, Kayden May, who was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Age: 18*

 

Curtis Allen

February 21, 2020

Forrest City (St. Francis County)

During a funeral for Curtis Allen’s father an argument ensued between Allen and his cousin, Christopher Reed. Allen’s sister, Rozette Allen, stated that Allen and Reed got into an argument in the funeral home parking lot and at that time, Reed took out a gun and fired it at Allen multiple times. Allen was taken to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries. Reed was arrested and charged with the murder of Allen.

Age: 35

Suzanne McCarty

March 6, 2020

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

Little Rock Police officers were called out just before 11 p.m. to a reported shooting on Carter Lane. When officers arrived on scene, they found Suzanne McCarty near the front porch of the home and was transported to Baptist Health, where she later died. Neighbors told investigators that McCarty’s boyfriend, Craig Goodman was chasing her and shooting at her. Once he shot her while she was fleeing the residence, he turned the gun on himself resulting in a murder/suicide.

Age: 57*

 

Charlene Jo Marie Gilley

March 21, 2020

Waldron (Scott County)

Waldron Police Department received a 911 call of a female laying facedown in a pool of blood at the Southern Nights Motel. When officers arrived the owner of the motel said that he saw Jared Briley, later identified as Gilley’s boyfriend, running from the motel room. When investigators entered the room, they found a loaded .357 revolver with a spent casing and Gilley unclothed with a gunshot wound to the head. Briley was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Gilley was also pregnant with a baby boy to be named, Charlie.

Age: 19*

 

Robert Simmons

March 21, 2019

Pine Bluff (Jefferson County)

Robert Simmons was shot and killed by his wife, Ella Simmons, during an argument. According to police reports, Jefferson County deputies arrived at a home on Princeton Pike just before 7 p.m. and found Robert’s body between the dining room and kitchen. The couple’s son arrived at the home before enforcement and found Ella with blood on her clothes. Ella was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Age: 69*

 

Kiero Turner

April 18, 2020

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

Little Rock officers received a Shot Spotter activation for multiple gun shots heard in the area of South Monroe Street. When officers arrived, they found a white Chevrolet Equinox with Kiero Turner inside dead from multiple gunshot wounds. A few blocks away they found her husband, Ricky Turner, with multiple gunshot wounds as well. U.S. Marshals arrested Anthony Thomas Jr. and charged him with first-degree murder. Thomas was out on bond from a 2019 murder charge of another person during the time of Kiero’s murder.

Age: 33*

Porcha Gibson & Jarvis Washington

April 19, 2020

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

Little Rock officers were dispatched out to Baptist Health in reference to a shooting victim. When officers arrived, they spoke to Jarvis Washington who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Washington told officers just before he died, that he was shot at the Spanish Jon Apartments in South Little Rock. When officers arrived at Washington’s apartment, they found his door unlocked and blocked by a chair from the inside. Upon pushing their way into the apartment, they found the body of Washington’s girlfriend, Porcha Gibson, just inside the doorway. This investigation is ongoing.

Ages: 38* & 28

 

Jordan Roberts

May 1, 2020

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

Miranda Alford, Jordan Roberts’ mother, arrived at a Little Rock substation to report that her fiancé, Brent Martin, had taken her son hostage. When SWAT officers arrived at the home on Karon Court they attempted to start communications with Martin, gunshots were heard and when SWAT entered the home they were being fired at by Martin. Officers fired back killing Martin. Upon searching the home, they found Roberts with multiple gunshot wounds, he was rushed to Arkansas Children’s Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Court records found that in October 2019 there had been a domestic violence incident between Alford and Martin and there was a no contact order issued that ultimately expired less than 2 weeks before this incident.

Age: 11

 

Stanley Jones

May 2, 2020

Pine Bluff (Jefferson County)

Pine Bluff police officers were called out to the parking lot of Staples where they found Stanley Jones with apparent gunshot wounds. Kendra Howard fled the scene as was later apprehended by the county’s K-9 unit and arrested. Howard is charged with first-degree murder.

Age: 43*

 

Elvis Kendal

May 4, 2020

Pine Bluff (Jefferson County)

Around 6 p.m. Pine Bluff police officers responded to a shooting at 33rd & Hazel. When officers arrived, they found Elvis Kendal inside of his car with apparent gunshot wounds. He was rushed to Jefferson Regional Medical Center were he later died from his injuries. A few days later, Leashebia Davis was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Age: 38*

Madison Clevenger

May 15, 2020

Searcy (White County)

Searcy Police Department got a call from a concerned party and were asked to go out and check on Madison Clevenger because she was not going to work or answering her phone. When officers arrived on scene they found Clevenger, murdered. After investigating Clevenger’s homicide, Searcy PD served Hunter Bishop, who was already in county jail on unrelated charges, with a warrant for capital murder in his girlfriend’s death.

Age: 23*

 

Eric Reed

May 21, 2020

Fort Smith (Sebastian County)

Fort Smith Police Department was contacted and asked to go out to a residence on North G Street about a possible homicide. Christopher Duren shared the home with his girlfriend and her son. Duren’s girlfriend left with her son to go to the store and Duren showed up “not acting right”, when they returned home the girlfriend found Eric Reed dead just inside the doorway. According to reports, Duren was jealous of the relationship Reed and his girlfriend had and there was an argument. Duren was arrested on first-degree murder charges along with a parole violation.

Age: 47

 

Stacie Lynn Morris

May 23, 2020

El Dorado (Union County)

Union County Sheriff’s Department got a call from someone in Illinois asking for a welfare check on Stacie Morris who lived on Myrtle Grove Road. The caller stated she had not heard from her friend in two days. When deputies arrived on scene there was enough concern that they made entry into the home and found no one in the home. A short time after the initial arrival, deputies checked the property next door when the discovered that also belonged to Stacie Morris. Deputies then found the bodies of Morris and her boyfriend, Bryan Martin, both had what appeared to be single gunshot wounds. Reports state that Martin shot Morris and then turned the gun on himself, resulting in a murder/suicide.

Age: 51*

Lindsey Downing

June 2, 2020

Paragould (Greene County)

A family member of Lindsey Downing had gone to the house she lived in with her husband, James Downing to check on them after not hearing from them. Once at the home, the family member found both Lindsey and James dead from gunshot wounds and called 911. During the investigation, evidence showed that Lindsey was in the process of leaving the house when a dispute started. James shot Lindsey and then turned the gun on himself resulting in a murder/suicide.

Age: 36*

 

Adam Stogner

June 3, 2020

Russellville (Pope County)

Around 3 a.m. Russellville Police Department were dispatched out to a residence on East Main Street in reference to a shooting. Once officers arrived on scene, they found two deceased males and a female who all had gunshot wounds. The woman was transported to an area hospital and treated for her injuries. Reports state that Christopher Brackin was the ex-boyfriend of the woman and there was an altercation that ensued. Brackin shot Adam Stogner and his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself.

Age: 36

 

Gayle Reynolds

June 20, 2020

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

John Perdzock went to the home of his stepdaughter, Gayle Reynolds, to check on her and ultimately found her dead inside the home. Perdzock immediately called 911. Based on reports, LRPD say that during what seemed to be an argument, Gayle Reynolds was shot alongside the family dog by her husband, Jeffrey Reynolds, before turning the gun on himself, resulting in a murder/suicide.

Age: 67

 

Oscar Lane Sr., Joyce Adams, Virginia Bailey

June 27, 2020

Blytheville (Mississippi County)

Blytheville Police Department dispatch received multiple 911 calls about people being shot at a residence on Parkway Ave. Once on scene and officers began figuring out what happened they were told, Oscar Lane Sr.’s, nephew, Marlon Tucker what responsible for the shooting. Reports state, during an unrelated argument at the party that was going on at Lane’s house, Tucker began shooting. Tucker killed Lane, Joyce Adams, and Virginia Bailey also injuring a bystander in the process. Tucker then stole a vehicle and fled to Missouri where he was later arrested by Missouri Highway Patrol. Tucker is facing multiple murder, aggravated assault, and endangering the welfare of a minor charges.

Ages: 54, 54, 29

Shavone Williams

June 28, 2020

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

Shavone Williams was found under a pile of clothes inside of a home on Howard Street. Aloysus Keaton is suspected of killing Williams. The day before Williams was found, Keaton was fatally shot by Arkansas State Police after stealing a taxicab and stabbing a Highway Police officer.

Age: 30*

 

Betty Burgess

July 10, 2020

Nashville (Howard County)

According to reports, Tony Barnes was seen at the home of his girlfriend, Betty Burgess, where he shot her twice with a shotgun and killed her. As multiple law enforcement agencies searched for Barnes after he fled the homicide scene, he committed suicide in his home.

Age: 50*

 

Charlene Jewell

July 23, 2020

Jonesboro (Craighead County)

Stated in a news release by Jonesboro Police Department, David Jewell said that he and his wife, Charlene Jewell were taking his son to work, and he was in the back seat. David said on the way, he and Charlene started to get into an argument, and he pulled out a gun and his finger was on the trigger when the pistol just “went off”. David’s son said that around the intersection of Main and Johnson, he heard the pistol rack and saw his dad point the pistol at Charlene and heard one shot, that’s when he got out of the truck and called 911. David Jewell was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Age: 57*

 

Kameron Shafer

July 27, 2020

Ward (Lonoke County)

Ward Police Department officers were called out to a home on Moonridge Drive after a caller stated that Robert Shafer came into his estranged wife, Kameron Shafer’s residence and threatened her. Once officers arrived on scene, Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office was called out to assist. As officers entered the home, they found the bodies of Kameron and Robert and evidence shows that Robert shot Kameron and then turned the gun on himself resulting in a murder/suicide. Court records did show that Kameron filed for divorce in December, but it was no completed at the time of their deaths.

Age: 41*

 

Darian Danielle Talley

August 16, 2020

Osceola (Mississippi County)

Osceola Police were called out to a home on Bard Street for possible gunshot victims. When officers arrived, they found Anthony McLaurin and Darian Talley both dead from gunshot wounds. It is believed that due to domestic violence McLaurin shot and killed Talley, and then turned the gun on himself resulting in a murder/suicide.

Age: 26

Bobby and Martha Slagle

August 24, 2020

Boles (Scott County)

Scott Count Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from someone saying they were Bob Slagle and that he cut his foot. When deputies arrived at the address, they found a nude man sitting in a recliner with a bloody knife on the floor. The nude man identified himself as Bob, but the deputy knew Bob personally and knew this person was not in fact Bob Slagle. Deputies then conducted a search of the residence where they found the bodies of Bob and his wife, Martha, on the bedroom floor. Dustin Shores was the naked man in the recliner was identified as Bob’s grandson. Shores said he broke into the gun cabinet in the home, took a rifle out, went into the couple’s bedroom, fired a shot, and told them to “get the f** up”. While the couple attempted to calm Shores down, he began beating and stabbing both victims, ultimately killing them both.

Ages: 81 & 69

 

Dakota Williams

September 3, 2020

Mulberry (Crawford County)

Nancy Williams called 911 and told them that her 2-month-old son, Dakota, was not breathing and needed help. First responders found a type of cloth deep in the baby’s throat while attempting CPR. Williams admitted to law enforcement that she shoved a baby wipe down the throat of Dakota, in order to keep him from crying because he woke up her sleeping husband. Williams was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Age: 2-months 


Kayla Banks

September 5, 2020

Hope (Hempstead County)

Hope Police Department responded to a shots fired call at a residence on Moses Street. When officers arrived on scene, they found two people dead in the home. Investigations show that Ottis Harris killed his girlfriend, Kayla Banks, and then turned the gun on himself resulting in a murder/suicide.

Age: 34*

Nicholas Taylor

September 20, 2020

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

Little Rock Police Department received a 911 call just before 7 p.m. at a home on Dahlia Drive. When officers arrived to the residence, they found Nicholas Taylor dead in the backyard. Officers spoke with Vincent Mitchell, Taylor’s step-grandfather, during the death investigation. It was determined that Mitchell shot Taylor multiple times. Mitchell was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Age: 24

 

Wesley Schuler

October 6, 2020

Marmaduke (Greene County)

Marmaduke Police responded to a call that was received a little before 5 p.m. about an argument where a gun was apparently involved. When police arrived, they found Wesley Schuler outside of the apartments on North Fifth Street. On scene, Wesley’s brother, Bradley Schuler, told officers that he and Wesley got into a physical altercation over money, and he went inside to grab a shotgun. Once he put a shell in the shotgun he went back outside where he says Wesley “lunged” at him and the gun “went off”. Bradley then says once Wesley fell to the ground, he threw the shotgun on the ground and ran to the neighbors to call 911. Bradley was then arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of his brother.

Age: 29

 

Keishun Hollis

October 17, 2020

West Helena (Phillips County)

While visiting his aunt in West Helena, Keishun Hollis was shot and killed by his aunts boyfriend during an argument. Reports state that Hollis’ aunt and her boyfriend, Hector Lopez, began fighting so Hollis and his aunt got in the car to leave. At that time, Lopez began firing shots into their car, hitting Hollis and killing him. Lopez then fled the scene but was later arrested and charged with capital murder, second-degree domestic battery, and aggravated assault.

Age: 8

Johnny Williams, Jr.

October 18, 2020

Searcy (White County)

Searcy Police Department responded to an “unknown trouble” call around 4:30 a.m. near AutoZone. When officers arrived at AutoZone, they found Johnny Williams, Jr. laying on the ground, unresponsive. He was rushed to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Witnesses say that Twyla Glass, was intoxicated and very angry with Johnny and was driving around trying to find him. After checking a few different places, she found him walking along the road where she struck him with her Dodge Nitro vehicle. There were multiple people in the Nitro with her. Once she hit him with her car, she reportedly drove back to her apartment at the Stoneybrook Apartments and went to sleep. Glass was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and failure to stop after and accident with injury or death. Both are felonies.

Age: 28*

 

SaQuanna Young

October 19, 2020

McNeil (Columbia County)

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying that deputies were dispatched to reports of shots fired at an apartment complex. Deputies found SaQuanna Young dead from a gunshot wound and also found Veronica Smith who was shot in the thigh. Smith told deputies that someone shot into the apartment from the outside. Deputies had been out to this residence before for complaints made by Young about being stalked. Magnolia police arrested Jerry Pritchard and he was booked into the Columbia County detention center on charges of first-degree murder, terroristic act, battery first-degree, and stalking.

Age: 32

 

Kelly Williams

October 22, 2020

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

Little Rock police responded to a 911 call from a child saying that their mother was not breathing and she needed help. At the Royal Oaks Apartments, officers found Kelly Williams had died from “suspicious circumstances”. Her body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab where the medical examiner determined her death was a homicide. Detectives developed Christopher Clay in Williams murder. Unfortunately, that same day as her murder, Clay was feeling authorities when he crossed the center line and collided with a semi-truck and was killed in the vehicle fire.

Age: 39*

 

Logan Lundy

October 24, 2020

Hot Springs (Garland County)

Garland County Sheriff’s office say that during an altercation over house keys between Logan Lundy, his stepson Zachary Rowland, Rowland’s girlfriend, Taylor Morris. Lundy’s wife, Heather, asked Rowland and Morris to leave and when they were outside, she heard multiple gun shots and saw Lundy fall to the floor. Deputies found Rowland and Morris at another home and arrested them both. Rowland was charged with first-degree murder and Morris, committing a terroristic act.

Age: 23

 

Addie “Christy” Owen

November 17, 2020

Quitman (Cleburne County)

Cleburne County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Firehouse Road regarding an unresponsive woman. When deputies arrived, they found Addie “Christy” Owen dead from a gunshot wound. This homicide is still being investigated, but it being treated as a domestic related incident.

Age: 41

 

Amanda DeWitt & Debra Allen

November 18, 2020

North Little Rock (Pulaski County)

Pulaski County deputies got a call from someone inside a residence on Forest Dale Drive stating that a man was inside the home, shooting a gun. On scene, deputies arrived to find the bodies of Daniel and Amanda DeWitt outside of the home, and Amanda’s mother, Debra Allen, inside the home. According to court records, Amanda filed for divorce earlier in the year and it was granted a few days before the murders. Authorities say the evidence tells them that Daniel shot and killed his mother-in-law and his ex-wife before turning the gun on himself resulting in a double murder/suicide. Daniel and Amanda’s two small children were in the home when the murder occurred.

Ages: 31* & 61

 

Paul Mason

November 21, 2020

Earle (Crittenden County)

A shooting occurred at a home on Red Haw Drive that led to Paul Mason’s death. Earle Police Department with the assistance of U.S. Marshals, arrested Mason’s nephew, Cordarius Mason for shooting and killing his uncle during a family gathering in Earle. Cordarius was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Age: 19

 

Patricia Patrick, Abigail Heflin, Levenah Countryman, & Danielle Collins

December 25, 2020

Atkins (Pope County)

Pope County Sheriff’s office responded to a home on Pine Ridge Road, Christmas Day. When authorities arrived, they discovered the bodies of Patricia Patrick, Abigail Heflin, Levenah Countryman, Danielle Collins, and Jaquita Chase. After an investigation and confirmation from the medical examiner at the Arkansas State Crime Lab, it has been determined that Chase shot and killed her 3 children and her mother before turning the gun on herself in a murder/suicide. Chase had a long list of criminal charges spanning over 5 or more years.

Ages: 61, 12, 10, 7

Kimeisha Harris

December 26, 2020

Little Rock (Pulaski County)

Little Rock Police Department was called out to investigate a homicide on Longcoy Street. When officers and investigators arrived at the residence, they were met by Quincy Harris who directed the to the front of the home, upon entering the home they found Kimeisha Harris on the living room floor. Harris was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife.

Age: 36*

 

Shaletian Robin Zetta Larry

December 26, 2020

Fayetteville (Washington County)

Arkansas State Police received information from a witness stating that a black BMW who was driving recklessly on I-49 in Fayetteville, stopped on the side of the road and the witness saw a woman’s body fall from the car. When troopers arrived on scene, they found Shaletian Robin Zetta Larry dead, face down, with a gunshot wound. After a detailed investigation by local law enforcement and Arkansas State Police found the black BMW at Village Lake Apartment complex. Law enforcement executed a search warrant on Larry’s boyfriend, Lazarus Reaves’s apartment and found a 9mm handgun and a .40-caliber magazine in the BMW, .40-caliber ammunition in the apartment, and the .40-caliber handgun in the apartment dumpster. The .40-caliber handgun found is believed to be the same gun used to kill Larry. Reaves was arrested and charged with capital murder, possession of a firearm by certain persons, and tampering with physical evidence.

Age: 27*