Juvenile suspect arrested for killing of EZ-Mart clerk

Crime Scene Investigators on scene at Fouke EZ-Mart (Photo by Field Walsh)

UPDATE – 12-year-old arrested for E-Z Mart homicide
A juvenile is in custody in connection with an early morning homicide at EZ-Mart in Fouke, Ark.

The Miller County Sheriff Office responded to the Fouke, Arkansas EZ-Mart on US Highway 71 South just after 2:00 a.m. this morning. Deputies located a female in the store. The female was deceased.

According to a Miller County Sheriff’s Office press release, shortly after 8:00 a.m. Lieutenant Les Moody, Detective Wesley Penny, and Detective Patsy Dehart had recovered multiple critical items of evidence including the clothing the suspect wore during the crime, the weapon used to commit the crime, and identified and arrested the suspect in the Fouke community.

The suspect is a juvenile and his name is not being released

The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of relatives.

The investigation into the incident is continuing. No further information is available for release at this time.

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