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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

BREAKING: KARK's Cummins questioned in Labor Day death

Posted By on Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 12:57 PM

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KARK meterologist Brett Cummins was questioned by police and released yesterday in what appears to be either a drowning or drug overdose death in Maumelle in which the deceased was found in a bathtub with a dog collar around his neck. Here's a link to the full police report on the incident.

According to the police report, Christopher Barbour, the resident of a house at 16 Village Way told police that around 8 p.m. Sunday night, Cummins and a friend named Dexter Paul Williams came over to the house and "then began to drink and use illegal narcotics," which Barbour said were snorted. Barbour told police that after sharing a Jacuzzi tub with Cummins and Williams, he retired to a couch to sleep, leaving them there.

Around 8 a.m. Monday morning, Barbour told police, he awoke, and went into the bathroom to check on Cummins and Williams. There, he found the pair in the empty tub. After awaking Cummins, Barbour told police, they found that Williams — who was found wearing what Maumelle Police described as a "metal chain collar" and "dog collar" — was unconscious, with a discolored face.

After that, Barbour told police, Cummins screamed, then ran into the living room, where he vomited. He then left the house. Maumelle Police Department public information officer Lt. Jim Hansard said that Cummins returned to the house voluntarily and was questioned about the death there. He was never placed under arrest, was never taken to the station, and has not been charged with a crime. The investigation, Hansard said, is ongoing.

We've placed a call to KARK seeking comment.

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