Subscribe Register Login

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:12 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Fistfight turns deadly in Garland County

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was originally published January 31, 2013 at 6:34 a.m. Updated January 31, 2013 at 2:49 p.m.


Search mug shots, government salaries, crime maps and more at our Right2Know page.

Stephen Tye Curtiss

Dustin Wayne Brown

— Authorities in Garland County say two people are in custody after a man was fatally shot during a fistfight Wednesday night.

Lt. James Martin said in a statement that deputies were called about 6:20 p.m. to Barite Street in eastern Garland County after 25-year-old David Halpin was shot.

Martin said "very early reports" suggest the two people in custody, later identified as 24-year-old Dustin Wayne Brown and 26-year-old Stephen Tye Curtiss, followed Halpin and a woman to a residence, where an argument and a fistfight started.

"During the argument, one of the suspects pulled a gun and shot the male victim, who died at the scene," Martin said.

The woman, identified by authorities as 29-year-old Amber Brinsfield, was reportedly struck in the head during the fight. She was taken to the hospital with injuries not believed to be serious.

Investigators are still trying to determine the motive. Martin said both Brown and Curtiss have been charged with first-degree murder and second-degree battery and are being held without bond.

Comments on: Fistfight turns deadly in Garland County

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 total comments

NONSHEEPLE says... January 31, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.

So was Halpin the womans boyfriend or was the boyfriend and his buddy the attackers? Unless those in custody are minors there's no excuse for not printing their names along with actual stated stories.

( | suggest removal )

LR1955 says... January 31, 2013 at 10:07 a.m.

A bar fight moved off premises!

( | suggest removal )

JessePinkman says... January 31, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.

Never bring fists to a gunfight

( | suggest removal )

BillSmithFreeSpiritMan says... January 31, 2013 at 11:08 a.m.

Would like to know if the shooter had a CC.

( | suggest removal )

NONSHEEPLE says... January 31, 2013 at 11:26 a.m.

Good point BSmith. Were they a "law biding citizen" until that point? I am a CCL holder myself.

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Lead generator

    /Telemarketer NeededLocal company is seeking outgoing person...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Lpns weekend option

    Weekend option LPNs Red Oak Health Care Apply online atnewbe...
    LONOKE, AR

  • Nurse practitioners

    nurse practitioners Provider Health Services is seeking exp...
    HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas

  • Teachers aide

    teacher’s aide - Arkansas Pediatric Facility in North Little...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Physician

    ARcare is accepting applications for a (FP or Internal Medi...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 721 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online