Police: Friday’s Amber Alert connected to Sherwood double homicide

Photo: Julian Boyd

A Sherwood double homicide and a missing child reported in an Amber Alert on Friday morning are connected, Sherwood Police Capt. Jeff Hagar says.

However, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette is reporting the Sherwood Police captain is declining to detail the tie between the cases.

Officers responded just before 5 a.m. to a home on the 100 block of Markhaven for a welfare check, according to a news release. Hagar said a neighbor made the call.

Upon arrival, police found a deceased woman lying in the driveway and a deceased man inside the home.

The identities of the deceased have not been released.

A 6-year-old boy, Julian Boyd, was reported missing as of 6 a.m. Friday. An Amber Alert sent a few hours later said authorities believed he was traveling with 33-year-old Napolean Haire, of Little Rock. The Amber Alert said authorities believed Haire was armed and dangerous.

Haire and the child were found, the Pulaski County sheriff’s office said, after deputies in the narcotics division spotted the car Haire was believed to be driving.

North Little Rock police officers responded to the Quality Inn and Suites at 500 W. 29th St., according to a news release, and took Haire into custody.

Julian was unharmed, police said.

Sherwood police are handling both cases. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Dina Tylor said Haire was on probation at the time of his arrest Friday.

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