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Third arrest made in shooting of Fulton County man

Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 8:43 PM CDT
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FULTON COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A third arrest has been made in an April murder in Fulton County.

According to the Fulton County Sheriff Al Roork, Salem Police Chief Shad Overman arrested Travis Eugene Barker, 19, of Jefferson City, Mo., on Friday for his involvement in the murder of Davidlee Stansbury, 19 of Salem.

Barker faces a murder in the first-degree charge he will appear in court on Tuesday, May 25.

Back in April, Jennifer Harnden, 41, of Salem, was arrested in connection with the murder of Davidlee Stansbury.

A $250,000 bond was set for Harnden.

Sheriff’s deputies also arrested Harnden’s son, Jacoby Auston Goehler, 19, of Salem, this week in connection with fatally shooting his friend.

A Fulton County judge found probable cause to charge Jacoby Auston Goehler, 19, of Salem with...
A Fulton County judge found probable cause to charge Jacoby Auston Goehler, 19, of Salem with first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Davidlee Allen Kane Stansbury.(Fulton Co. Sheriff's Office)

A judge found probable cause to charge Goehler, 19, of Salem with first-degree murder in the death of Stansbury.

According to a news release from Roork, Stanbury’s family reported him missing Friday, April 23. They claimed he had left home around 4 a.m. that day with Goehler whom they described as his “close friend.”

After receiving information Friday night that Goehler had killed Stansbury, officers arrested him and attempted to interview him.

But, Roork said Goehler would not talk to them.

Meanwhile, Arkansas State Police special agents and the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office continued to search for Stansbury on the ground and in the air using a helicopter.

Late Monday afternoon, sheriff’s deputies discovered Stansbury’s body about a half-mile west of Republican Road in a thick, wooded area.

Roork said it appeared Stansbury had been shot. His body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for autopsy.

Goehler is being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond, awaiting his next appearance in court.

Both Goehler and Harnden will be arraigned May 12 in circuit court.

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