Fort Smith woman charged after she’s found with dead man’s vehicle

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FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) — A woman from Fort Smith was charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution and theft by receiving Tuesday, July 16, in Sebastian County court.

Taylor Elkins, who was found in possession of a red 2013 Ford Focus that belonged to recently deceased William Dubois, Jr. Elkins, was arrested on July 11.

Dubois Jr. was believed to be a victim of foul play. Elkins gave inconsistent statements to authorities in regards to how she came into possession of the vehicle.

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 was arraigned in court on July 17 and entered a not guilty plea. The bond was set at $100,000.

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