Pre-trial set for man accused of murder

Published: Jun. 1, 2021 at 7:51 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 10, 2021 at 8:20 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The case for a Craighead County man accused of first-degree murder has been continued until next year.

On Wednesday, a circuit judge set a Feb. 22 and 23 pre-trial and plea date for Logan Heath Murray, 25, of Jonesboro.

Murray was released from custody earlier this year after a judge reduced his bond from $500,000 cash-only to $250,000 cash/surety.

Online court records showed that ten percent of that bond was paid totaling $25,000.

As a condition of his pretrial release, Murray is to have no contact with the victim’s family.

Murray is accused of the May 29 shooting death of 22-year-old Gavin Lee Wagster.

According to the probable cause affidavit, when officers arrived at the home on Turfway Drive, they found Murray “laying beside the victim with blood all over him.”

Logan Heath Murray
Logan Heath Murray(KAIT)

A witness told investigators they heard two loud noises and went to the living room where they found Murray pointing a shotgun at Wagster, who was on the floor.

“The witness yelled at Murray, asking him what are you doing, and then ran out of the house asking for help,” the affidavit stated.

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