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Murder Victim Found In Trunk Identified; Felony Arrest – GARLAND COUNTY


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Press Release – GARLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’s DEPARTMENT (Deputy Kyle Hecke)

Update To Body Found In Trunk Following Vehicle Pursuit/Arrest From 4/30/2019

On Tuesday 04/30/2019 a Garland County patrol deputy attempted a traffic stop on Hwy 7 South.  Upon initiating the stop the suspect, later identified as Kieth Ashlock, fled and crashed through the gate at Hamilton Point Condominiums.  During the vehicle inventory search incident to arrest the body of a white male was located in the vehicle.

Kieth Ashlock, 58 of Pine Ridge – Charged with Murder after deputies find the body of a man in the trunk following a vehicle pursuit last month.

As a result of the investigation the victim has been identified as 65 year old Jimmie Fryar who resides in Montgomery County.  Keith Ashlock has been charged with Murder in the 1st Degree a class Y Felony on May 15th 2019.  The investigation is ongoing with the Arkansas State Police and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the Garland County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Division at 501-622-3660