Man arrested in wife’s murder from 2016

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. – A Jonesboro man is under arrest for the murder of his wife three years ago.

Here’s the release from JPD:

On Friday, July 26, 2019 at approximately 8:15 p.m., officers with the Osceola Police Department and the U.S. Marshall’s office arrested Charles Devine pursuant to a felony homicide warrant issued by the Jonesboro Police Department. Mr. Devine, 59 of Osceola, was arrested in connection to the 2016 murder of his wife, Stacey Devine.

Investigators, with the Jonesboro Police, have conducted new analysis of the evidence and new interviews with all of the witnesses over the past week. Following a thorough review of the available evidence, Prosecutors with the 2nd Judicial District, decided to move forward with a warrant. Mr. Devine was placed in custody of the Craighead County Detention Center late Friday evening and will wait for formal charges to be filed during his Probable Cause Hearing on Monday.

A little over three years ago, Stacey Devine was found in a ditch February 12, 2016, off of Commerce Dr. and Pacific Road by a family walking their dog. Investigators believed the murder happened in another location and her body was dumped in the ditch.

Chief Rick Elliott stated that this is the result of many tireless hours from JPD Detectives and he is proud of the effort his officers put forth on this case. Detectives with the Jonesboro Police also want to thank all of those involved, including the 2nd Judicial District Prosecutor’s Office, the U.S. Marshall’s Office and the Osceola Police Department with their help in this arrest.

At this time, no further information will be released pending his Probable Cause Hearing.

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