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Suspect arrested in Pemiscot Co. murder investigation

Bert Allen Ellison (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Office) Bert Allen Ellison (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Office)
HAYTI, MO (KAIT) -

Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell said Friday a suspect is in custody in the murder of a Hayti man.

Bert Allen Ellison, 41, of Bradford, TN has been charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of David M. “Trey” Phelps, according to Greenwell.

The sheriff's office and other agencies are investigating the death of Phelps, 26, who was found dead in his driveway early Thursday morning.

He was lying next to his car at 915 Swanlake Drive. Greenwell said the incident happened between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m.

An autopsy on the body of Phelps will take place Friday in Farmington.

Ellison is being held without bond in the Pemiscot County Jail.

He is expected to appear in court on Monday, Sept. 28.

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