Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Sheriff: Son arrested after death of father

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A son was arrested in connection with the death of his father on Saturday after the two got into an altercatio­n, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 6600 block of CC Road at approximat­ely 7:20 p.m. Saturday in regards to a domestic disturbanc­e.

Deputies arrived on scene to learn that William Bryan Lawrence, 48, and his son Ryan T. Lawrence, 19, had been involved in a domestic disturbanc­e that resulted in a fight. William Lawrence was transporte­d to UAMS hospital in Little Rock, where he was pronounced dead.

Ryan Lawrence was taken into custody and booked into the county jail on a charge of second-degree murder.

William Lawrence’s body will be sent to the state Crime Laboratory to determine the cause of death.

The investigat­ion is ongoing by the Jefferson County sheriff’s office criminal investigat­ion division.

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