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Suspect arrested in West Memphis murder

Lester Thomas (Source: West Memphis Police Department) Lester Thomas (Source: West Memphis Police Department)
WEST MEMPHIS, AR (KAIT) -

West Memphis police have arrested a man for murder after the body of a man was found behind a home on Balfour Street in West Memphis.

According to a news release from West Memphis police, Lester Thomas, 39, was arrested for one count of first-degree murder. He will appear in court for the first time on Friday.

Investigators have been looking into the case ever since learning that the body of a man was found inside a home. Detectives received information that the case was a possible homicide.

After interviewing all the occupants of the home, police charged Thomas with murder.

The name of the victim has not been released.

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