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Man pleads guilty in fatal Blytheville shooting

Allen Stewart (Source: Blytheville Police Department) Allen Stewart (Source: Blytheville Police Department)

 

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in July.

The Blytheville Courier News reported in Friday's editions that Alan Stewart entered the plea this week in Mississippi County Circuit Court.

Authorities say Chris Marshall came into the Dodge Store in Blytheville on July 7 bleeding and asking for help.

He had been shot elsewhere then drove himself to the store. Marshall was taken to Great River Medical Center where he died a short time later.

Stewart was taken into custody on July 14.

His attorney, Paul Ford, was out of the office on Friday and didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.

Information from: Blytheville Courier News, http://www.couriernews.net

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BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) – Blytheville Police have arrested a man in connection to a deadly shooting that happened on July 7.

According to the Blytheville Police Department, Alan Stewart was arrested Wednesday in connection to the shooting death of Christopher Marshall.  Blytheville Police CID Captain Scott Adams says Stewart's name came up after interviewing several witnesses.

On Thursday July 7, Christopher Marshall drove himself to the Dodge's Chicken Store on South Division, where he collapsed inside suffering from gunshot wounds. Marshall was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Police say during the investigation they discovered he was shot in the 1300 block of South Lee Circle while sitting in the driver's seat of his car.

Allen Stewart appeared in court Thursday and the judge set his bond at one million dollars.

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