UPDATE: Murder Suspect Captured in Memphis
On September 10, 2018 members of the U.S. Marshall’s Service, along with members of the Memphis Police Department located and Captured 29 year old Marcus Collins. Collins was taken to a local Detention Center in Memphis, Tennessee where he will be awaiting extradition.
1st Degree Murder Warrants issued in Fort Smith Double Homicide Investigation
On July 26, 2018, at approximately 3:55 a.m., officers of the Fort Smith Police Department were called to the apartment complex at 4118 North 50th Street in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, they entered the apartment and found 26 year-old Brionna S. Belcher and 43 year-old Jonathan Harris in the floor with multiple gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Fort Smith Police Department Detectives were immediately called to the scene. After an extensive investigation, arrest warrants have been issued for 29 year-old Marcus Collins and 19 year-old Neirod Medlock for two counts of 1st Degree Murder, one count of Residential Aggravated Burglary and two counts of Kidnapping. All charges are Class Y felonies. Bond has been set at $500,000.00 cash.
Warrants were served on Neirod Medlock at the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center where he was being held on probable cause on two (2) counts of Kidnapping. Investigators have initiated a nationwide search for Marcus Collins who is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Marcus Collins is asked to call the Fort Smith Police Department at 479-709-5100. Individuals with information may also call Crimestoppers at 78-CRIME, where information leading to an arrest in this case may lead to a cash reward up to $1,000.00
The Fort Smith Police Department wants to also take the time to recognize the members of the community that assisted with this investigation. This is a very tragic case that would not have progressed as quickly without the ongoing partnership and relationship between the Fort Smith Police Department and the members of the community.