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Second arrest made in Malik Drummond case

Jeffery Leroy Clifton (Source: Searcy Police Dept.) Jeffery Leroy Clifton (Source: Searcy Police Dept.)
Lesley Marcotte (Source: Searcy Police Dept.) Lesley Marcotte (Source: Searcy Police Dept.)
SEARCY, AR (KAIT) -

Searcy police have arrested a second suspect in the death of Malik Drummond.

On Thursday, at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers arrested Lesley Sue Marcotte, 27, of Springdale on suspicion of hindering apprehension or prosecution.

She was booked in at the White County Detention Center and released on her own recognizance due to medical reasons, according to a news release from Sgt. Steve Hernandez of the Searcy Police Department.

Malik Drummond, 2, was reported missing from his home on Nov. 23, 2014.

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, police arrested his father, 43-year-old Jeffery Leroy Clifton and charged him with capitol murder and abuse of a corpse.

Human remains believed to be those of the missing toddler were discovered Tuesday afternoon in rural Jackson County.

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