MAY 27, 2004 - Posted at 6:40 p.m. CDT
JONESBORO, AR - Jonesboro Police say they have a suspect in custody for the city's first homicide of the year. Police say they responded to a 911 call received at approximately from 3605 Parkwood. Officers arriving at the scene found a caucasian female lying on the floor when they arrived. The victim, Virginia Hendrix (50), was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives say her husband is now the chief suspect in the death.
Alford Hendrix (49) was arrested shortly thereafter. He will be charged formally on Friday afternoon at . Police say they have a weapon in custody, and say the 911 call was from Alford Hendrix. As of right now, authorities have declined to hand over the 911 tape to the media.
Police say they do not have a motive yet, but Hendrix has posed no problems and has generally cooperated with their requests.