Roy Sims III was found hiding in the closet of Rose Smith, his main-squeeze, Friday afternoon, according to Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder.
While battling the fire, the companies found evidence which prompted an arson investigation
In addition to his suspension, Shipman will receive further training in dealing with victims of sexual assault.
Rankin was sentenced by the jury late Friday to 20-years in prison, said Second Judicial District Prosecutor Scott Ellington. The sentence came about 90 minutes after the guilty verdict.
Bryan Cruz, 18, and Enrique Pina, 20, were identified as suspects in a press release sent out by Cpl. David McDaniel of JPD.
The intruders were armed with firearms and one was holding a machete. The intruders then tied the victims’ hands behind their backs and then demanded money from them.
After killing the K-9, the individual turned toward officers, engaging in a gunfight, the release says.
A daughter found her parents dead at their home west of Pocahontas and the scene is being treated as a homicide according to the sheriff.