A second man facing a charge of capital murder after one of his purported accomplices died in a car crash shortly after a home invasion robbery has been booked into the Pulaski County jail.
Jail records show Reddie Robert Stanley, 24, of Pine Bluff was booked into jail Monday night on the murder charge and an additional count of aggravated robbery. Bail had not yet been set Tuesday morning.
Elijah Cooley, 30, also of Pine Bluff, is facing identical charges after the June 9 crash killed 36-year-old Cloie Jolus.
The Pulaski County sheriff's office has said the three were fleeing the scene of a home invasion at 3300 W. Hensley Road when their vehicle wrecked about a mile away.
Jolus died from her injuries on the way to the hospital. Police say Cooley left the scene of the wreck but was found when he sought treatment for injuries suffered in the crash and was later arrested. He remained in the Pulaski County jail Tuesday with bail set at $3 million.
Charges against Stanley were said to be pending while he was being treated for crash-related injuries at UAMS Medical Center. A sheriff's office spokesman said Stanley was arrested immediately after being discharged from the hospital.
The 77-year-old home invasion victim told investigators he was pepper-sprayed by two men who then made off with his wallet and cellphone after he opened the door for a woman who said her car had broken down in the area. The three, whom authorities identified as Jolus, Stanley and Cooley, then fled in the dark-colored pickup that crashed moments later, hitting a tree.
Cooley told investigators Stanley was driving and that he and Jolus had "asked him several times to slow down," according to a probable cause affidavit detailing his charges.