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Teenager from Searcy County is accused of killing man from Witt Springs

Chris Smith, 18, is charged with murder for the death of Eddie Covington

January 14, 2013|by Leigh Moody, KSPR News | Anchor

MARSHALL, Ark. -- A teenager is accused of killing a man reported missing last Tuesday.  Chris Smith, 18, facies a first-degree murder charge.

Investigators say Smith killed Eddie Covington of Witts Springs.  Searcy County deputies and Arkansas State Police found Covington's body in a remote, heavily wooded area near Witt Springs on Friday. Investigators say Smith was Covington's neighbor.

Smith's father is also charged in connection with the murder.  Stoney Cox, 47, faces numerous weapons and property crime charges but has not been accused of Covington's death.

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