Forrest City man arrested for murders in Marianna shooting from Saturday

Arkansas State Police arrested Tyler Williams, 27, of Forrest City, on Monday (February 13th), charging him with two counts of first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and first-degree battery in connection with a Saturday shooting in Marianna. Williams is in Marianna Police Department custody, and the investigative file will be submitted to the Lee County Prosecutor’s Office.

At the request of the Marianna Police Department, the Arkansas State Police is investigating an incident that left two dead and one wounded Saturday afternoon (February 11th). Marianna Police asked ASP’s Criminal Investigations Division to assist after responding to a 911 call at 229 South Florida Street at about 2:06 p.m.

Davalone Taylor, 32, of Marianna was transported with multiple gunshot wounds to Forrest City Medical Center in a private vehicle and then airlifted to Regional One Health Medical Center in Memphis.

Albert Dillard, 32, of Forrest City had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 4:15 p.m. by the Lee County Coroner. Arthur Hill, 59, of Forrest City was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. after being transported to the Forrest City Medical Center.

The deceased were transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, where manner and cause of death will be determined. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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