Fort Smith woman found with dead man’s vehicle charged with first-degree murder


FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFTA) — A woman from Fort Smith previously charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution and theft by receiving has also been charged with first-degree murder.

According to a press release from Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Shue, Elkins was charged with murder in Sebastian County Court today.

Taylor Elkins was found in possession of a red 2013 Ford Focus that belonged to recently deceased William Dubois, Jr.

Elkins was arrested on July 11.

Elkins originally stated that she was given the car by a white male but later changed her story saying she was given the car in exchange for sexual favors from the victim.

Elkins will be arraigned on the murder charge on October 16.

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