One of two men suspected in an Oct. 18 homicide was detained and charged with capital murder. The other individual is still at large. The 23-year-old man in custody is a Little Rock resident and reportedly has had previous problems with the law, including probation violations. Reports indicate that the man was in violation of his probation at the time of the alleged homicide.
According to reports, a petition was filed this year for revocation of the man's probation. His record allegedly demonstrates a serious history of drug-related issues. The initial drug charges for the man date to 2011 when he was charged with felony possession of marijuana and cocaine. His probation was revoked a year earlier for violations. State officials indicate that because the jail system is crowded, only violent offenders are being taken in. This crowded system is credited as one of the reasons that the man in question never actually spent time in jail; his prior incidents were not violent in nature.