Four arrested, three charged with capital murder after body found near Beaver Lake

 Courtesy: Benton County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Benton County Sheriff's Office (KY3)
Published: Feb. 27, 2020 at 6:42 PM CST
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Authorities arrested four people, including three on capital murder charges, in northwest Arkansas after a victim was found near Beaver Lake earlier this week.

Benton County authorities say Lavonte Jackson, 23, was found in a dirt road near the water on Monday. Investigators believe he was killed somewhere else.

Zackary Whitcomb, 19, and David Adair, 26 were booked into Benton County Jail on Wednesday. Mark Brannan, 31, and Lydia Riggs, 20, were arrested Thursday.

Whitcomb, Adair and Riggs were charged with capital murder, while Brannan was charged with abuse of a corpse, hindering apprehension, and tampering with evidence. All four are from the Fayetteville metro area and have bond hearings set for Friday.

Benton County Sheriff Shawn Holloway believes illegal drugs were involved in Jackson's death, but would not comment further.