On December 3rd, 2013 at approximately 6:00pm the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to a residence on South Valley Drive to a possible DOA. Upon arrival Officers located a deceased female outside of the home. Evidence at the scene indicated the victim had been shot. The victimís name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The victim was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an Autopsy.
Texarkana Arkansas Police Criminal Investigation Division Detectives responded and took over the investigation. Detectives immediately began interviewing witnesses and were able to identify the suspect as Virginia Hyatt, W/F, 65 years old, of Texarkana, AR. She was found at a residence in Texarkana, AR, arrested and booked into jail. Hyatt is charged with Capital Murder, a Class Y Felony.
The investigation continues into this crime, but this is an isolated incident, the result of an ongoing dispute.
Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department at 903-798-3154 or Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.
Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.
Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer
903-798-3187 (office) 903-824-4199 (cell)