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221 Randolph
Yellville, Arkansas 72687

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Man Arrested for Murder

On March 26, 2020, at approximately 2:39 pm, the Marion County 911 Dispatch received a 911 call. The caller stated that they had found a body while they were walking to check their mail. Marion County Deputies and Investigators responded to the southwest part of Marion county from where the caller had stated the body had been located. Once on the scene a body was confirmed to be found in a field lying beside a motorcycle. The victim was later identified as 49 year old W/M Jerry Don Hensley . The initial investigation reflected that the body appeared to have two gunshot wounds. Marion County Investigators were assisted at the crime scene by Arkansas State Police Investigators. The Marion County Coroner pronounced the body deceased at approximately 4:15 pm. Arrangements were made to have the body sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiners Office to determine the cause of death. During the scope of the homicide investigation, the evidence collected and interviews conducted led authorities to the arrests of two male suspects. The first suspect was 19 year old W/M Caleb William Nance of Marion County. Caleb W. Nance is being charged with (1) Murder in the first degree (Class Y Felony) ; (2) Tampering with physical evidence (Class D Felony) ; (3) unrelated Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct warrant (Class A Misdemeanor). Caleb W. Nance is being held at the Marion County Detention Law Enforcement Center on a $1,000,500.00 bond. The second suspect was 63 year old W/M William Dean Nance of Marion County. William D. Nance is being Charged with (1) Hindering apprehension or prosecution (Class B Felony) ; (2) Tampering with evidence (Class D Felony) ; (3) Obstructing governmental operations (Class A Misdemeanor). William D. Nance is being held in the Marion County Law Enforcement Center on a $50,000 bond.  


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