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Accused killer pleads not guilty to AR charges

Elvis Aaron Thacker (Source: Sebastian County Jail) Elvis Aaron Thacker (Source: Sebastian County Jail)
Jonathan Thacker (Source: Sebastian County Jail) Jonathan Thacker (Source: Sebastian County Jail)

FORT SMITH, AR (AP) - A man charged with the murder of a Fort Smith woman has pleaded not guilty to rape and trying to kill a police officer who was trying to arrest him.

Elvis Aaron Thacker was shot by a Fort Smith officer when authorities were arresting him and his brother on rape charges. The 22-year-old Thacker was critically wounded on Sept. 15 but was
moved from a hospital to jail last week.

Thacker is charged with his brother, 21-year-old Jonathan Thacker, with rape in Fort Smith. Police suspected the Thackers in the sexual assault case when evidence pointed to the Thackers in the slaying of Briana Jane Ault. The brothers are charged in Ault's death in LeFlore County, Okla., where Ault's body was found.
      
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