Four arrested on first degree murder charges
Four arrested on first degree murder after missing teenager body found shot to death in Holly Springs National Forest
On March 5th, Fredarrious Wilson, a teenager from West Memphis, Arkansas, was tragically gunned down in the Holly Springs National Forest in Yalobusha County.
Now, four Coffeeville residents have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with his death.
District Attorney for the 17th Circuit Court District, Jay Hale, announced that Alicia Jackson, age 22, Brandon Jackson, age 23, Bralin Jackson, age 23, and Devin Smith, age 27, were arrested by the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department following an extensive investigation that spanned both Arkansas and Mississippi. Each are held on $1 million bond.
The investigation involved multiple agencies, including the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the West Memphis Police Department. While the investigation is still ongoing, these arrests mark a significant step in the case.
Wilson’s body was discovered by a U.S. Forest Service employee in a remote area of the Holly Springs National Forest, located between Coffeeville and Oakland, on March 8th.
The high school senior had been reported missing by his family just three days earlier. According to Hale, evidence suggests that Wilson was shot multiple times, and that the crime was not a random act of violence.