State Police News Releases

AUGUST 25, 2020

The Arkansas State Police is investigating the murders of two Scott County residents whose bodies were discovered early Monday morning (August 24th) inside the couple’s home at 4642 Highway 270 near Boles, south of Waldron. Special Agents of the state police criminal investigation division were requested by the Scott County Sheriff to conduct the homicide investigation.

The bodies of Bobby Slagle, 81, and his wife, Martha, 69, were discovered in a bedroom at the residence.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Department received a phone call about 1 AM Monday from an individual at the Slagle’s home reporting he had cut his foot and needed assistance. A sheriff’s deputy dispatched to the home later arrested Dustin Wayne Shores, 35, who was found inside the residence. Shores is being held at the Scott County Detention Center awaiting the filing of formal criminal charges.

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