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Phillips County fugitive arrested; awaiting arraignment In Helena murder case


A Phillips County fugitive wanted on a murder charge is in custody following an overnight operation involving Arkansas State Police Troopers and Special Agents, U.S. Marshals and Lee County Sheriff’s Deputies.
David Coley, Jr., 30, of Helena-West Helena, was arrested without incident about 10:45 p.m., June 15. He was located inside an abandoned bus at 3323 Lee Road, southeast of Marianna, and transported to the Phillips County Detention Center at Helena-West Helena.
Special agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division began developing leads earlier this week that led them into Lee County.
Coley is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the May 19, 2021, homicide of Paul Eric Amos.


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