A 61-year-old man was arrested on Monday in connection with the murder of an elderly couple found near Arkansas 351 north of Jonesboro, the Craighead County sheriff’s department said.
Jonathan Boyd, 61, of Paragould has been arrested Monday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated robbery.
Authorities say the victim’s were Jonathan’s father, 84-year-old Larry Boyd and stepmother, Othelana Boyd. Both were residents of Jonesboro.
The Craighead County sheriff’s office was notified of the elderly couple’s bodies being found on May 8th around 10:30 a.m. in the 7900 block of Arkansas 351 North.
Information about how the couple died was not immediately released by authorities.
Boyd was arrested and is currently incarcerated in Craighead County Detention Center. His bail was set at $5 million dollars.