Tuesday, May 06, 2014

TOP STORY >> Guilty of murder, Beebe man says in a plea bargain

Nicholas Ryan Holloway, 24, of Beebe has been sentenced to 35 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for the role he played in the January 2013 shooting death of Hurbert Dewayne Jackson, 27.

Lonoke County Prosecutor Chuck Graham said the victim’s family is aware and satisfied with the sentence.

Holloway pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, a felony count of tampering with physical evidence and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Jackson’s body was found on the side of Bevis Road off Hwy. 15 on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.

Holloway, Jeremy Deshaun Davis, 29, and Davis’ girlfriend, 22-year-old Kayla Nicole Miller, were arrested a week later. She was charged with hindering apprehension for allegedly lying about where Davis was at the time of the murder.

Davis will be in court for his pre-trial hearing at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

According to the plea agreement, Jackson’s nickname was “Lil Wayne.”

Davis was called “Grinch” and Holloway went by “Hustle.”

Jackson’s family said the two of them murdered him.

One witness told police he saw Davis and another man pick Jackson up the evening he was killed.

Another witness said Davis had been carrying a 9mm handgun and threatening to kill someone who owed him money.

Five 9mm shell casings were found near Jackson’s body, but he was also shot with a 22-caliber pistol.

A third witness said Davis called to tell him and others that a white Avalanche ran Jackson over and killed him on Hwy. 15.

When that call occurred, according to the plea agreement, police had not released the victim’s identity or that the person who found him drove a white Avalanche.

Police searched Davis’ and Holloway’s houses.

At Holloway’s house, they found a 9mm pistol and a 22-caliber rifle.

Holloway also confirmed a tip that Jackson had robbed him of $200 in the past.

Red-stained clothing was found at Davis’ house. He claimed that he, Holloway and another man went to Des Arc the day of the murder to shoot Holloway’s new 9mm pistol.

The other man told police Davis spoke then about how he would kill the victim.

Davis said he was in Beebe at the time of the murder, but phone records proved he was not in Beebe then.