Jury Says Pope County Man Guilty


A Pope County jury found Tyler Barefield guilty of two counts of capital murder in the shooting deaths of two men in his family’s scrapyard last year.

The 36-year old Barefield, was charged in the deaths of 22-year olds Aaron Brock and Beau DeWitt, both of Dardanelle, who were fatally shot in September 2016 at the scrapyard Barefield co-owns with his family. Their mangled bodies were found in a pile of smashed cars at the scrapyard, U-Pull-It Auto Parts of Russellville, four days after the shooting.

Sentencing is scheduled for today before Pope County Circuit Judge William Pearson.

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