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Two men ordered to appear in court on murder charges in July

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Cornelius Collins (Cross County Jail) Cornelius Collins (Cross County Jail)
Dylan Peyton (Source: Cross County Jail) Dylan Peyton (Source: Cross County Jail)
 WYNNE, AR  (KAIT) – Two men accused of capital murder in the deaths of two people in November of 2013 will appear in court July, according to documents filed in Cross County Circuit Court.

According to the Wynne Police Department, Dylan Grant Peyton and Cornelius Hakeem Collins were charged with capital murder in the deaths of Jessica McNair and Albert Beverly.

According to the probable cause affidavit, officers responded to a home on Colorado Street in Wynne on November 26, 2013. When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered the body of Beverly in the front yard. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers then found the body of Jessica McNair on a couch inside the home. She died shortly after the 911 call.

According to officers, a witness said Peyton and another man showed up to the home when the man got into a fight with Beverly. The witness said he then heard two gun shots and he found Beverly laying on the ground. The witness said he saw the man get into an SUV and leave the scene.

The following day, a deputy with the Cross County Sheriff’s Office responded to County Road 720, where an SUV was abandoned. Officers traced the vehicle to Peyton. While officers were on scene, Peyton pulled up in another vehicle.

Peyton was taken into custody immediately.

During the initial investigation, Peyton said Collins asked him to drive to the home to buy drugs. Peyton told officers that Collins went inside the home while he stayed inside the vehicle.

While sitting in the vehicle, Peyton said he heard gunshots and people screaming when Collins ran to the vehicle. Peyton said Collins admitted to killing McNair and Beverly, according to the affidavit.


Both men will appear in court again on July 7, 2014.

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