Turns out they burned 5 people alive for rims and flatscreen TV’s.
Sheriff’s deputies have identified three suspects, including one shot to death by police, in the murders of five people in Pearcy.
Garland County sheriff’s Lt. James Martin says police shot and killed 22-year-old Marvin Stringer at a motel Thursday night in Hot Springs. Martin said Friday that police have two other suspects in custody, 23-year-old Samuel Conway and 23-year-old Jeremy Pickney. All are from Conway.
Conway and Pickney were formally charged of capital murder, aggravated residential burglary and arson (no hate crime) in the Nov. 12 deaths of five people at Pearcy on Monday. Their next court date is set December 22.
Karen Gentry says all five victims have been identified, four by dental records since their home was burned. They are her father Edward Gentry, her brother, Edward Gentry Jr.; his wife, Pam; their son, Jeremy, and his friend Kristyn Warneke. Her grandfather, Edward Gentry Sr., was found in a mobile home on the same property.
Deputy Jason Lawrence was shot in the arm, and is in stable but serious condition. Deputy Felix Hunter was injured and treated for a medical condition, but released and at home recovering.
Martin declined to offer any motive for the attack and said there is a gag order in the case, so he couldn’t answer media questions. Court documents say that Springer, Conway and Pickney targeted those killed in robberies intended to obtain television sets and expensive car-wheel rims.
The investigation is ongoing and authorities ask that anyone who has information to call (501) 622-3690 or if you would like to remain anonymous, call (501) 622-3674. Authorities specifically ask anyone who came in contact with the suspects about stolen property to call.