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story.lead_photo.caption Ezekiel Lindsey. Photo by Crittenden County sheriff's office.

Authorities have arrested a man suspected of killing a young child and two adults whose bodies were found in a burning mobile home in eastern Arkansas.

The Crittenden County sheriff’s office on Monday said 35-year-old Ezekiel Lindsey of Forrest City shot two adults inside the home before setting it on fire the morning of April 15 in Earle, a city roughly 30 miles west of Memphis.

Officials said they found the bodies of 42-year-old Kendrick Jones, 25-year-old Chasity Brown and her 5-year-old son inside the burned home.

A state Crime Laboratory autopsy found both adults suffered gunshot wounds, but Brown and her son died of smoke inhalation.

Todd Grooms, the sheriff’s office head criminal investigator, said in a statement Monday that Lindsey started the blaze “to conceal and eliminate evidence of the murders."

Lindsey, who was arrested on Sunday, had previously dated and lived with Brown, Groom said. He faces three counts of capital murder.

Groom said Lindsey appeared in a Crittenden County Circuit Court on Monday morning.

He remained in the county jail on Monday after a judge revoked setting his bond. Online court and jail records didn't attorney to comment on the charges.


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  • Lsull
    June 24, 2019 at 12:58 p.m.


  • Deadeye26
    June 24, 2019 at 3:07 p.m.

    When compared to what? European descendants have killed way more persons on this continent. Get over yourself already.

  • UoABarefootPhdFICYMCA
    June 24, 2019 at 3:21 p.m.

    Deadeye only knows that natives killed way more natives than Europeans did over the course of time.
    Yet dead-eye may not know that the reason the aztec/maya/peruvians considered "pale" people to be Gods/Messengers is because they had not seen them in so long, indeed there are red haired pale skinned mummies in Mexico/C.America, as there are Egyptian artifacts in Lake Michigan.
    Laying blame for evil on a persons skin color without consideration to environment is grievously departed from common sense.

  • SeanJohn
    June 24, 2019 at 5:12 p.m.

    Aren’t stories like this seem to be appearing every day? No understanding of the value of human life.

  • tngilmer
    June 24, 2019 at 6:10 p.m.

    Another good Arkansas Democrat doing what they do.

  • ZeebronZ
    June 25, 2019 at 12:15 a.m.

    Don't need a lawyer, just needs a rope.