Man jailed after separate homicides in Cherokee Village


A Cherokee Village man is behind bars after authorities say he confessed to two separate suspected homicides that occurred over the weekend in Cherokee Village and one attempted homicide that occurred in Highland.

In a release from Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts, the Sharp County Sheriff’s Department, Arkansas State Police, the Cherokee Village Police Department, and the Highland Police Department are currently investigating the incidents.

During the course of the investigation, a suspect, identified as Charles Paul Stovall (pictured), 24, of Cherokee Village, was arrested and interviewed by Sheriff Mark Counts and Chief Deputy Aaron Presser.

The release said during the interview, Stovall confessed to the homicides and to injuring the third victim. Stovall was transported to the Sharp County Jail where he is being held until formal charges are filed.

The two deceased victims have been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and cause of death. The third victim is in an area hospital being treated for injuries sustained during the attack.

Counts said this is an ongoing investigation and further information will be released at a later date.

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