Friday, January 25, 2013

TOP STORY >> Death penalty sought for pair

Lonoke County Prosecutor Chuck Graham will seek the death penalty for two men arrested this week in the shooting death of Hurbert Dewayne Jackson, whose body was found on the side of Bevis Road off Hwy. 15 last Saturday.

Jeremy Deshaun Davis, 29, of Lonoke was arrested Monday. Nicholas Ryan Holloway, 23, of Beebe was arrested Thursday. Graham said both will be charged with capital murder. Davis will also be charged as a felon in possession of a firearm.

Kayla Nicole Miller, 22, of Beebe, Davis’ girlfriend, was also arrested Monday.

She is charged with hindering apprehension, a Class B felony.

Davis and Miller appeared before Circuit Judge Sandy Huckabee on Friday morning for a bond hearing. Davis was denied bond. Miller’s bond was set at $250,000.

A bond hearing for Holloway is set for Tuesday morning.

All three are held in the Lonoke County Detention Facility.

Lonoke County Sheriff John Staley said all three arrests were in Beebe with the assistance of the Beebe Police Department and the Arkansas State Police.

Staley won’t release the motive for the shooting of Jackson, 27, of Little Rock because the case is still under investigation.

The case was investigated by Capt. Steve McCoy, Cpl. Steve Morgan and Investigator Matt Edwards of the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office.