Authorities have arrested a man suspected of killing a young child and two adults whose bodies were found in a burning mobile home in eastern Arkansas.
The Crittenden County sheriff’s office on Monday said Ezekiel Lindsey shot two adults inside the home before setting it on fire the morning of April 15 in Earle, a city roughly 30 miles west of Memphis.
Officials said they found the bodies of 42-year-old Kendrick Jones, 25-year-old Chasity Brown and her 5-year-old son inside the burned home early the next morning.
A state Crime Laboratory autopsy found both adults suffered gunshot wounds, but Brown and her son died of smoke inhalation.
Todd Grooms, the sheriff’s office head criminal investigator, said in a statement Monday that Lindsey started the blaze “to conceal and eliminate evidence of the murders.”
Lindsey, who was arrested on Sunday, had previously dated and lived with Brown, Groom said. He faces three counts of capital murder.
Groom said Lindsey appeared in a Crittenden County Circuit Court on Monday morning.
Online and jail records didn’t list him as an inmate in the county jail. It wasn’t immediately known if he had an attorney to comment on the charges.