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July 04, 2014

  Donald C. Biles, 60, has been identified as the man believed to be pictured in surveillance photographs taken at Ozark Emporium, north of Harrison yesterday.

  Biles has been identified as a suspect in the murder of Adah Lorraine Carte, 75, who was found dead at her store located in the Bear Creek Springs community.

  Biles was arrested following a traffic stop by Boone County law enforcement authorities near Bergman (Boone County) about 3 PM today.  He is being held without bond in the Boone County Jail.

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police are assisting local authorities in the murder investigation.

Earlier news release

  Local law enforcement authorities discovered the body of Adah Lorraine Carte, 75, at 3873 Maple Road, in the community of Bear Creek Springs.  The site is the location of a business operated by Carte.  Sheriff’s deputies went to the address about 7 PM last night (July 3rd) after receiving a telephone call asking deputies to check the welfare of Carte who owned Ozark Emporium located a short-distance north of Harrison.
  A security surveillance system inside the store had provided investigators photographic images of a suspect who may have killed Carte and a vehicle driven by the suspect. (images included in news release)
  The suspect is described as a white male approximately 5’7” to 5’11”, weighing 200 to 230 pounds and gray hair.  He was last seen wearing glasses, a Hawaiian print shirt, knee length shorts, tennis shoes and ball cap with a “Batman” logo.
  The suspect left the scene in a 1994 to 2000 model year Ford conversion van, dark green in color with lighter green accents and stripes.
  The suspect was arrested by Boone County deputies shortly after 3 PM today near Bergman, north of Harrison. 

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