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3 Arkansans arrested in slaying of 18-year-old found dead at scene of car fire, authorities say

By Rachel Herzog

This article was originally published May 25, 2018 at 4:08 p.m. Updated May 29, 2018 at 2:01 p.m.

TUESDAY UPDATE:

A third person has been arrested in the death of an 18-year-old that at is being investigated as a homicide in south Arkansas, authorities said.

According to a Saturday news release from the Fordyce Police Department, Paul Maques Cross, 31, of Fordyce was taken into custody Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and arson in the slaying of Jesse Kenneth Turner.

Turner's body was found Wednesday hours after authorities were called to a car fire behind Higher Heights Apartments on Kingsland Road.

Two arrests had already been made in Turner's death: 18-year-old Raheem Tyrece Stuckey and 19-year-old Khalili Tre'von Gallaway, both of Fordyce. Both are also charged with first-degree murder and arson.

Cross was being held at the Oucachita County jail at the time of the release.

FRIDAY STORY:

Two arrests have been made in the death of an 18-year-old that is being investigated as a homicide in south Arkansas, authorities said.

Around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Fordyce authorities were called to a car fire behind Higher Heights Apartments on Kingsland Road, according to a news release.

About three hours later, the body of 18-year-old Jesse Kenneth Turner was found at the scene of the fire, police said.

Later, authorities announced the arrests of 18-year-old Raheem Tyrece Stuckey and 19-year-old Khalili Tre'von Gallaway, both of Fordyce, in Turner's death.

Both are charged with first-degree murder and arson. Stuckey was being held at the Dallas County jail Friday afternoon, while Gallaway was in custody at the Ouachita County jail.

Arkansas State Police reportedly assisted with the arrests. The investigation is ongoing.

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