August 28, 2003 - Posted at: 5:05 p.m. CDT
FORREST CITY, Ark. -- A 36-year-old Forrest City man was arraigned Thursday in the beating death of his elderly father.
District Judge Steve Routon ordered Robert Poland held without bond on a capital murder charge. No trial date was set.
Poland is accused in the apparent beating death of 82-year-old William Poland. His body was found Monday after sheriff's deputies were told he had not been seen for several days. Autopsy results have not been released.
Saint Francis County sheriff's office investigator Glenn Ramsey said at the time there were signs of forced entry at William Poland's home and several items were missing.
"The first thing that created suspicion with us is that while we were there at the scene, his son goes up the driveway, gets close enough to see our cars, and all of a sudden he makes a quick u-turn and heads back out." said Ramsey.