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Press Release – HOT SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT
Upgraded Murder Charge For Hunter Byers
On April 30th, 2019, the Hot Springs Police Department responded to 115 Ranch Street, in reference to a battery of Silas Turner (75). Detectives arrested Hunter Allen Byers (19) of Hot Springs for Battery in the 1st Degree, Aggravated Assault, and Aggravated Residential Burglary.
On May 5th, 2019, Silas Turner died of his injuries. Prosecutor Michelle Lawrence has upgraded the Battery charge to Murder in the 1st Degree on Hunter Byers
Byers is currently being held at the Garland County Detention Center on two class Y Felonies.