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Texarkana police arrest woman after man found dead inside apartment

On Tuesday, June 1, police announced the arrest of Mahogany Jashe Palmer, 21. She was taken...
On Tuesday, June 1, police announced the arrest of Mahogany Jashe Palmer, 21. She was taken into custody around 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Baymont Inn, located in the 5100 block of North Stateline Avenue in Texarkana, Ark., police say. She was wanted on charges of capital murder and felony theft of property over $25,000.(TAPD | TAPD)
Published: May. 25, 2021 at 3:44 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 12:04 PM CDT
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TEXARKANA, Ark. (KSLA) - The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is investigating after a man in his 40s was found dead inside an apartment.

On Tuesday, June 1, police announced the arrest of Mahogany Jashe Palmer, 21. She was taken into custody around 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Baymont Inn, located in the 5100 block of North Stateline Avenue in Texarkana, Ark., police say. She was wanted on charges of capital murder and felony theft of property over $25,000.

Palmer was booked into the Miller County Jail. There’s currently no information on her bond amount.

Police say they initially got a 911 call from the manager of Fox Creek Apartments in the 4300 block of County Avenue about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 25.

The caller said a male resident in his 40s had not been seen or heard from in about a week. The manager requested that police come out to check on him.

A man's body was found inside an apartment at Fox Creek Apartments in Texarkana, Ark. on...
A man's body was found inside an apartment at Fox Creek Apartments in Texarkana, Ark. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.(KSLA)

The responding officers found a man dead inside the apartment. He has been identified as 40-year-old Earnest Jackson, of Chicago. Jackson’s family has been notified, police say.

“Crime scene detectives are processing the scene. Detectives are working diligently and chasing the leads they can come up with. The evidence they have found on scene has caused them to work it as a homicide,” said Kelly Pilgreen, of the Texarkana, Ark., Police Department.

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