Phillips County, Arkansas
Phillips County
Sheriff's Office
Helena, Arkansas
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04/06/2020

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ON 04/04/2020 AT APPROXIMATELY 4:42PM, MARVELL POLICE OFFICER JASON O'NEAL RECEIVED A CALL FROM EUGENE FLENAUGH SR.  ADVISING THAT SOMEONE HAS BEEN SHOT AT 2722 HWY 146.
  PHILLIPS COUNTY DEPUTIES WERE DISPATCHED AT THAT TIME TO THAT LOCATION ,OFFICER ONEAL ADVISED THAT HE ARRIVED AT THE RESIDENCE MOMENTS LATER AND WHEN HE ENTERD THE HOME HE OBSERVED TOMMY SLATON LIEING ON THE FLOOR WITH WHAT APPEARED TO BE A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD,PHILLIPS COUNTY DEPUTIES RESPONED ALONG WITH CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS TO THE SCENE IN WHICH LACY SLATON WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD IN CRAIGHEAD COUNTY JAIL, AFTER INVESTIGATORS SPOKE WITH WITNESSES.TOMMY SLATON WAS AIR LIFTED TO REGIONAL ONE IN MEMPHIS.