Waldron Man Charged with First Degree Murder


On Tuesday, March 24, Jared Tyler Briley, 25, of Waldron was formally charged with first degree murder.

The judge granted Briley a $750,000 commercial bond. As of Tuesday afternoon, however, Briley remained in the Scott County Jail.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 21, a woman’s body was found at a rented room at the Southern Nights Motel, 1622 Rice Street in Waldron. Following an investigation by the Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police, Criminal Investigation Division, a warrant was issued for Briley’s arrest.

Briley alluded officers over the next 24 hours, but was eventually apprehended on Sunday evening.

The Waldron Police Department expressed their gratitude towards assisting agencies, including the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Arkansas State Police, Scott County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals, and the U.S. Forestry.

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Tammy Moore Teague

Tammy Moore Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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