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Christopher Duren charged with First Degree Murder in Sebastian County Circuit Court

38-year-old Christopher Duren was arrested for the murder of Eric Reed and has now been charged with Murder in the First Degree.

FORT SMITH, Ark. — A press release was issued Tuesday (May 26) by Daniel Shue, Prosecuting Attorney, Twelfth Judicial District, regarding the State vs. Christopher Durren.

Christopher Duren has been charged in Sebastian County Circuit Court with Murder in the First Degree, Class “Y” Felony.

No bond has been set at this time.

Durren will be arraigned on these charges on Wednesday (May 27) at 8:30 a.m.

The investigation by the Fort Smith Police Department, the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, and other law enforcement agencies is ongoing with regard to these criminal offenses.

Original Story:

On May 21 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Fort Smith Police responded to the area of North 12th and G Street regarding a possible deceased subject. 

Upon arrival, the body of a male victim was located inside a residence.

Several witnesses were also located. 

Criminal Investigations responded and took over the scene. 

A suspect, 38-year-old Christopher Duren, was arrested for first-degree murder and taken to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center. 

The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Eric Reed. 

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, but no other suspects are being sought in connection to the homicide at this time. 

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