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Press Release: Lakeland Drive Capital Murder; Arrests Made – GARLAND COUNTY

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Press Release – GARLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT (Sergeant John Schroeder)

Lakeland Drive Capital Murder Arrests Made

Two 19-year-old men were arrested by the Garland County Sheriff for the Aug. 22 shooting death of Timothy Chase Humphries, Sheriff Mike McCormick said.

On Aug.22, the sheriff’s department responded to the scene of a shooting at 509 Lakeland Drive Lot 10.  Humphries was found shot and was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Through the course of the investigation, investigators were able to gather information that resulted in Capital Murder warrants for Tyler McKisick and Gerrard Wells, both 19.

Capital Murder Suspects McKisick and Wells. Accused of killing Chase Humphries on Lakeland Drive in August.

On Oct. 3, sheriff’s department investigators, along with assistance from the Hot Springs Police Department were able to apprehend Wells in the 700 block of Park Avenue without incident.

Later the same day, an investigator with the sheriff’s departments Street Crimes unit was able to locate a vehicle in which McKisick was a passenger and set up surveillance.

Once the vehicle became mobile, a traffic stop was attempted.  The vehicle refused to stop resulting in a vehicle chase.  The vehicle turned down a dead end street, and the suspects fled on foot.  Investigators were able to apprehend both occupants and locate three firearms along with a small amount of narcotics.

The firearms will be sent to the State Crime lab for analysis in relation to the homicide.