Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce of the Third Judicial District announced today the Garrett Allen Chamblis, 21 years old of Jonesboro was convicted and sentenced to 37 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
Chamblis was originally charged in August 2013 in the murder of Harold Hagar, 66 of Newport. Hagar’s body was found on a rural Jackson County road, Chamblis fled the scene in the victims vehicle to Craighead County, the victims vehicle was later found in Craighead Forrest Park. The vehicle was discovered burned out and abandoned.
Chamblis was tried and convicted of Murder in the First Degree, a class Y felony and will not be eligible for parole for 25 years. Chamblis was also convicted of abuse of a corpse adding an additional 10 years to his sentence.