Three charged in deaths of Baxter County couple in burglary and fire | Arkansas Blog

Monday, November 16, 2015

Three charged in deaths of Baxter County couple in burglary and fire

Posted By on Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 4:54 PM

click to enlarge ARRESTS ANNOUNCED: Sheriff John Montgomery, standing before mug shots of suspects. - SCREEN SHOT/BAXTER BULLETIN VIDEO
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  • ARRESTS ANNOUNCED: Sheriff John Montgomery, standing before mug shots of suspects.

The Baxter Bulletin reports that the Baxter County sheriff's office has charged three people with capital murder in the deaths of  Nov. 7 of Donald and Ladonna Rice, whose remains were believed to be those found in their burned home in Midway. Medical examiners have positively identified Donald Rice as a victim; tests continue to verify that Ladonna Rice was the other victim.

Arrested were Nicholas Roos, 24, and Mikayla Mynk, 20, of Gassville and Zach Tyler Grayham, 23, of Mountain Home. A citizen's tip led to the arrest of Roos ad Mynk last Wednesday. Grayham was arrested Friday. They are suspects in burglary and drug crimes as well.

Sheriff John Montgomery said at a news conference:

"Investigators believe the suspects arrived at the residence on Saturday morning Nov. 7, killed Donald Rice and Ladonna Rice and then stole various items of personal property including a large-screen TV from the residence before setting fire to the residence," Montgomery said. "The suspects then left the residence in the stolen 2015 pearl white GMC Sierra Denali truck that belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Rice."

Other search warrants related to the case have been served, according to the sheriff who said investigators have collected electronic evidence. Such evidence often includes text messages, social media postings, and audio and video recordings often captured by smart phones.

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