Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division, assisted by Dermott Police, late yesterday arrested Mario Milton, 27, and Alicia King, 24, both of Dermott. Milton is charged with Murder (1st degree), and Battery (1st degree). King is charged with Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution.
Both were jailed in Chicot County and are scheduled for a first appearance hearing tomorrow.
The charges against Milton and King are in connection with the death of Johnny Hayes and wounding another person outside 925 Skipper Bridge Road, in Dermott early Friday. (*See Friday news release below.)
STATE POLICE CID CALLED TO JOIN MULTI-JURISDICTION PROBE OF DREW COUNTY SHOOTING & HOMICIDE
JULY 10, 2020
A 64-year-old Dermott woman, Carolyn Hayes, was wounded earlier today outside 925 Skipper Bridge Road, in Dermott. Her son, Johnny Hayes, 49, was shot and killed.
Dermott police received a telephone call about 12:22 AM reporting the shooting incident. Only 45 minutes earlier a local police officer had been sent to the Skipper Bridge Road address to quell a disturbance that had arisen out of an argument involving Johnny Hayes and another person.
When police arrived at the residence a second time, Carolyn Hayes was seen walking in the front yard, but wounded. Her son was laying in the yard, unresponsive and was later declared dead at an area hospital. Johnny Hayes’ body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where the manner and cause of his death will be determined.
State Police and local law enforcement officers and deputies have not made an arrest in the case. The investigation is being handled jointly by the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division, Dermott Police Department, Drew County Sheriff’s Department and Chicot County Sheriff’s Department.