Convicted Teen Killer’s Arrest History


BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) — Justin Wade Trammell, 34, has a history of arrests since he was was convicted of murdering his father with a crossbow in 1999.

Trammell was arrested in Benton County on Monday for repeatedly trying to grab a deputy’s gun after causing a vehicle accident that injured his young daughter and niece, according to authorities.

Trammell murdered his 38-year-old father Michael Trammell on Sept. 26, 1999. He shot an arrow from a crossbow, piercing both his father’s lungs. He was 15 at the time.

Trammell served nearly three years in a juvenile detainment facility, but was released on probation when he turned 18 in 2002. 

In 2004, Trammell was sent to a juvenile facility for violating his probation when he was arrested for public intoxication and domestic battery.

In 2007, Trammell was convicted on a federal weapons charge.

In 2008, Trammell and Jonesboro school shooter Mitchell Johnson were arrested together for pot and gun possession and convicted a year later.

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