4th arrest made in connection with body found in burned-out vehicle

Photo: Ashley Nicole Hendricks

Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery has announced a fourth arrest in connection with a body found in a burned-out vehicle Wednesday on Old Arkana Road.

Thirty-five-year-old Ashley Nicole Hendricks of Fayetteville was arrested Thursday in Benton County by personnel from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI. Hendricks was found at a residence in Siloam Springs and was arrested without incident.

She is charged with one count of first-degree murder and kidnapping, with bond set at $500,000. Montgomery says Hendricks is being extradited from Benton to Baxter County.

On Thursday, 27-year-old Ryan James Lindsey, 38-year-old Skylar Whitney Brazil and 42-year-old Allison June Beckham Cunningham, all of Mountain Home, were arrested in connection with the crime.

Photos: (from left) Ryan James Lindsey, Skylar Whitney Brazil and Allison June Beckham Cunningham

Wednesday morning, deputies responded to a 911 call and located a vehicle just off Old Arkana Road and what appeared to be human remains inside. Montgomery says it appears the vehicle had been there for several days.

The identity if the victim has not been confirmed at this time by the Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock.

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