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Fort Smith pair arrested in connection with murder of Hackett man on Valentine's day

A 34-year-old man was shot and killed during a home invasion at a Hackett apartment on Valentine's Day.

Update -

Two people from Fort Smith have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Hackett man on Valentine's Day. 

According to Capt. Phillip Pevehouse with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office, Jeffery Allen Workman, 46, and Jennifer Martin, 39, are being held at the Sebastian County Detention Center for the death of 34-year-old Stephen Basham.

Credit: Sebastian County Sheriff's Office
Jeffery Workman (L), Jennifer Martin (R)

Basham was shot several times in a Hackett apartment early Sunday (Feb. 14)) morning during a home invasion. 

Workman is facing several charges including a 1st-degree murder charge and is being held without bond. Martin faces a 1st-degree battery charge and is being held on a $150,000 cash bond. Both will be arraigned on these charges on Feb. 24. 

Pevehouse says weapons used during the home invasion have been recovered. 

Original Article:

A homicide investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed and another injured during a home invasion Sunday (Feb. 14) morning in Hackett.

The Sebastian County Sheriff's Office was notified of a home invasion and shots fired at around 5:30 a.m. at an apartment on the 300 block of Plum St. in Hackett.

When deputies arrived at the scene, one victim had been shot and killed, and another victim was injured.

Three juveniles ages 9 to 15 and one women were also found in the apartment unharmed.

Witnesses in the residence reported a tall white male entered the home by kicking in the front door. He was wearing a white hoodie with the hood over his head. 

The suspect confronted an adult male in the downstairs portion of the residence and struck the man with a baseball bat. His injuries required medical attention.

The suspect then made his way up the stairs to a bedroom, where he came across a 34-year-old white male. The suspect then fired 5-6 shots and killed the man, the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office reports.

By the time deputies arrived, the suspect had fled the scene.

The shooting victim was found dead in his bed by deputies. 

No arrests have been made at this time, and the identity of the suspect is unknown. 

The name of the deceased victim is currently being withheld pending notification of next of kin. 

Investigators have obtained a search warrant for the apartment for a forensic search to take place.

Investigators believe several persons of interest may have more information about the shooting.

The is an ongoing investigation.