Ex-police chief held in slaying

Gateway mayor’s brother-in-law shot while on phone

Posted: February 26, 2017 at 3:04 a.m.

A Benton County sheriff’s deputy accompanies Grant Hardin as he heads into the county courthouse in Bentonville for a bond hearing Friday.

Gateway Mayor Andrew Tillman was on the phone with his brother-in-law, who worked for the city, when the man was fatally shot by the town's former police chief, according to a probable-cause affidavit.


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