Man charged in Garland County killing

A man has been arrested in connection with a killing Sunday in Garland County, the sheriffs office reported.

The agency said in a news release that Derek Layne Clark, 35, had been charged with first-degree murder. Clark is accused of killing Donald Easley, 60.

Deputies found Easley unresponsive after being called about 5:10 a.m. to a possible stabbing at 110 Bayou Point off Albert Pike Road in Hot Springs, according to the release. He was pronounced dead soon afterward.

On Sunday 11/04/2018 at approximately 0510 hours Garland County Deputies were dispatched to a possible deceased body at 110 Bayou Pt. 

Clark of Hot Springs National Park was arrested Tuesday. He was being held in the Garland County jail.

In announcing the arrest in a Wednesday news release, the Garland County Sheriff’s Office also officially identified the victim as Donald Easley, 60.

On Tuesday, investigators developed a person of interest in the case and took Derek Clark, 35, of Hot Springs into custody.

Original story: GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. – A death investigation is underway after a body is found at a home west of Hot Springs.

The Garland County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) says deputies were called to the 100 block of Bayou Point shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday.

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