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Press Release (July 4, 2020) – AMITY POLICE DEPARTMENT (Chief B.J. Johns)
Attempted Murder Charge Follows Shooting On July 3rd
On July 3, 2020, officers apprehended Justin Dufour, 31, formerly of Louisiana and currently residing at 620 Pine Street, following a shooting and brief foot pursuit.
Shortly before 9PM on July 3rd, residents at 620 Pine Street contacted 911 advising that Dufour shot Billy Slayton twice before fleeing the residence.
Officer Tommy Waldrum spotted Dufour fleeing the area of the shooting and Dufour was taken into custody a brief time later without further incident.
Multiple agencies assisted in the apprehension of Dufour including: Clark County Sheriff’s Department, Pike County Sheriff’s Department and the Arkansas State Police.
Dufour was booked into the Clark County Jail for the offenses of 1st Degree Battery, Attempted First Degree Murder, and Possession Of Firearms By Certain Persons pending the filing of formal charges by the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Slayton was transported to CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs for treatment of his injuries.
The investigation is being assisted by the Clark County Sheriff’s Department and remains ongoing at this time.
No official court dates have been set for Dufour at this time and bail will be determined upon his first appearance in Clark County Circuit Court.