Teen arrested in Lake City murder

Arrest made in Lake City murder

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - An arrest has been made in the murder of a Lake City man.

According to Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd, they have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with the death of 73-year-old Jimmy Hall.

The name of that suspect has not been released.

Boyd also said they are awaiting an official autopsy report but they believe Hall died from stab wounds.

He said he is very happy with the progress of a case that started just 2 days ago.

"You know you want to solve a crime immediately always but in this time frame, it's fairly quick dealing with a homicide investigation," Boyd said. "And just feel very fortunate that the victim's family has that peace of mind knowing that someone is in custody."

Boyd said the 17-year-old is scheduled for a probable cause hearing on Monday.

He said they anticipate he will be tried as an adult. If that is true, the suspect's name should be released.

Boyd said they are not actively pursuing any other suspects. He said a family member was doing a routine check on Hall, who lives at the end of County Road 801, Friday.  That's when he was found dead inside the home.

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