Names in Paragould murder/suicide released

PARAGOULD, Ark. – A tragic murder-suicide is seeing more details come to light.

On September 25th, 2018, Paragould Police Officers responded to a call in the Darling Street area in reference to a suicide. Officers located a deceased male identified as Gallie Charles Jr., 60, of Paragould, with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A witness on scene stated that Gallie had stated he had killed his ex-wife just prior to shooting himself.

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A deceased female identified as Cathy Charles, 59 of Paragould, was located at a Paragould business minutes later with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head.

Cathy Charles and Gallie Charles, Jr. had recently gone through a divorce.

Both bodies have been sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab and autopsy results are pending.


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press release – PPD

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