Clark County Murder Investigation Update

Dartanya Stapleton, William Pennino and Brock Henthorn

ARKADELPHIA, Arkansas – The body of John Ratton, 58, of Amity, Arkansas, was discovered yesterday afternoon.

Clark County Sheriff’s Department reports Mr. Ratton’s body was discovered around Norris Road, North of Amity in Clark County, Arkansas. His body has been transported to the Arkansas Crime Laboratory for further examination and for determination of the cause and manner of death.

Dartanya Stapleton, William Pennino and Brock Henthorn, all of Amity, Arkansas, have been arrested. All three suspects appeared in Clark County court today, on First Degree Murder charges.

Sheriff Watson would like to thank the other agencies who assisted in the investigation and apprehension of the suspects. Those agencies include the Amity Police Department, Arkadelphia Police Department and Arkansas State Police.

Clark County Sheriff, Jason Watson said the investigation is ongoing.