Jonesboro man pleads guilty to murder, sentenced to 47 years

Jonesboro man pleads guilty to murder, sentenced to 47 years

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man has pleaded guilty in the death of a man from nearly 2 years ago.

Garrett Allen Chamblis, 21, entered the guilty plea on a first degree murder charge and was sentenced to 37 years prison, according to a news release by Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce.

Chamblis also pleaded guilty to abuse of a corpse and received an additional 10 years. He will not be eligible for parole for at least 25 years, Boyce stated.

Chamblis was charged in the August 2013 death of Harold Hagar of Newport. The body of Hagar was left on a rural Jackson County road.

After the murder, Chamblis used Hagar's car to flee to Jonesboro where it was later found burned in Craighead Forest Park.

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