On Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, Malik Drummond was reported missing from his Searcy home.
More than a year later police arrested the two-year-old toddler’s father, Jeffery Clifton, and charged him with capitol murder and abuse of a corpse.
A day later officers arrested Clifton’s girlfriend, Lesley Marcotte, for hindering apprehension of prosecution.
Court documents released on Thursday, Dec. 3, reveal gruesome details about the little boy’s death.
To read the affidavit for Clifton’s arrest: Jeffery Clifton Affidavit
To read the affidavit for Marcotte’s arrest: Lesley Marcotte Affidavit
On August 13 Scott Ellington, District Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District, filed formal capital murder charges against Richard Jordon Tarver, 30, of Bay in the abduction and killing of 90-year-old Lavinda Counce.
To read the 7-count felony information records filed in Craighead County Circuit Court, click Information Richard Jordon Tarver – Counce