A Texarkana, Texas, man was being held in the Bi-State Correctional Facility in Texarkana under multiple charges Wednesday in connection with the June 24 shooting death of a Hope man in a home invasion killing.
Patrick D. King, 26, of Texarkana, Texas, was arrested by Texarkana police officers on July 3 in connection with an arrest warrant obtained by the Hope Police Department, according to an announcement by HPD Assistant Chief Kim Tomlin.
Taken into custody at a Texarkana, Texas, residence, King was sought by HPD on allegations of aggravated residential burglary, aggravated robbery, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of first degree false imprisonment and a charge of second degree battery.
While King was arrested in connection with the events which resulted in the June 24 shooting death of Roger Hall, 36, of Hope, and the injury of Lamario Henderson, 24, also of Hope, no murder allegations are referenced in the announcement of the charges pending against King.
“Hope Police Department is still investigating several other persons of interest in the June 24, 2013, incident which resulted in the murder of Roger Hall, 36, of Hope, at a residence in the 1000 block of North Greening Street in Hope,” Tomlin said in the announcement.
Authorities were called to Hall's residence on North Greening Street in the predawn hours June 24 in response to what HPD Chief J. R. Wilson characterized at the time as a home invasion shooting. When police arrived at the residence in the 1000 block of North Greening Street about 2:45 a.m., Hall was found lying on the floor and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Witnesses have told police that several unknown and masked suspects were involved, however, Wilson has declined to comment on how the shooting of Hall and stabbing and burning injuries to Henderson occurred.
Henderson was transported to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, La., with multiple lacerations and burn wounds, according to police. The hospital had no information on his condition at press time Wednesday.
Wilson has also declined to comment further about a black Dodge Magnum with Texas license plates which appears to have been involved in the crime. The description of that vehicle was released in the initial investigation.
However, police are soliciting information about this incident from the public. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Daniel Lauterbach at 870-722-2576, or Lieutenant Jimmy Courtney at 870-722-2560.
Hempstead County Coroner Ben Brazzel pronounced Hall dead at Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope shortly after 4 a.m. on June 24. Brazzel said Wednesday an official determination of cause and manner of death from the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory shows Hall died of a gunshot wound to the torso.