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Police Arrest Two Wanted for Murder

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(West Memphis, AR) Two men wanted for separate murders were arrested Tuesday.

Eliger Nate Braden, who was wanted for a murder committed on June 1st, was arrested after detectives learned he was hiding out at 603 Belmont.

“During our investigation, we learned information that led us to the residence on Belmont where detectives caught Braden in the backyard,” Captain Ken Mitchell  said. “Everything when off without a hitch and no one got hurt.  Neighbors in the area were relieved once they found out that we got him.”

The 22-year-old was one of Crittendon Counties Most Wanted Fugitives and is charged with capital murder in the killing of 26-year-old John Scaife of Marion.

On June 1st, Scaife was shot multiple times and left in his vehicle outside of 413 South Avalon.

Braden is being held without bond at the Crittendon County Detention Center.

James Louis Kyles, 39, was arrested for the May 31st murder of Jerome Chatt.

Chatt was shot multiple times in the 100 block of South 20th Street. He was taken to Crittendon Regional Hospital, where he later died.

Kyles is being held as a fugitive from justice at 201 Poplar. He will be extradited to Arkansas, where he will be charged with first-degree murder.

“There are no indications that either of these incidents are related.  The Detectives worked hard throughout the weekend to put all the pieces together at each scene and should commended for their efforts,” Mitchell said.