Two charged in Bergman, Ark. death investigation
BOONE COUNTY, Ark. (KY3) - Two people have been arrested and charged in a death investigation over the weekend in Bergman, Arkansas.
Mark Payton Jr., 28, and Lauren Cofield, 23, are charged with first-degree murder and other criminal charges in the investigation.
Police say a body was discovered in a church parking lot Saturday night. The victim, identified as Justin Brown, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators say a vehicle spotted in the area was later stopped by police, leading to the arrests of Payton and Cofield. Police say a weapon was also recovered from the vehicle.
Payton’s bond is set at $500,000, while Smith’s bond is set at $250,000. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation.
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