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story.lead_photo.caption Christopher Wayne Duren

FORT SMITH -- A man has been arrested as part of an ongoing homicide investigation in the city.

Christopher Wayne Duren, 38, was being held without bail Friday in the Sebastian County jail on a count of first-degree murder and a parole violation, according to the Sebastian County sheriff's office. A court date has been set for June 1 at 9 a.m

Fort Smith police responded to the area of North 12th and G Street about 9:45 p.m. Thursday regarding a possible dead person, department spokesman Aric Mitchell said in a news release Friday.

A man was found dead inside a residence there. Fort Smith police identified the man as 47-year-old Eric Reed.

Duren was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and was taken to the Sebastian County jail, Mitchell said.

NW News on 05/23/2020

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