Man wanted in Lake City murder turned himself in Tuesday morning

LAKE CITY, Ark. – Christopher Trey Yerbey, 27, turned himself in to police Tuesday morning. He is the man police said shot and killed someone Monday afternoon in Lake City.

He was wanted by authorities and considered armed and dangerous, said Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd on Monday night. However, he turned himself in at about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday morning in West Memphis.

At 9 a.m., Boyd told NEA Report he was en route to take Yerbey into custody. 

The crime happened at 709 4th Street in Lake City sometime Monday afternoon, Boyd said. Boyd said Yerbey was believed to have shot a man who died. He is then believed to have fled east, possibly to Mississippi or Crittenden counties.


The 27-year-old white male has a tattoo on his neck – some type of skull with it’s mouth open, possibly. His nose has been broken and is crooked. He has a goatee, light brown, and dark brown hair. He appears to be a skinnier man.

Shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, Boyd said he turned himself in to West Memphis police – confirming he had moved east.

The deceased victim in Monday’s shooting in Lake City was Rickie Glen Kirkendoll, 55, of Lake City, Boyd said at about 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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