UPDATE: Man accused of burning girlfriend alive captured in Arkansas


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PICAYUNE, Miss. — A Mississippi man accused of burning his girlfriend alive was captured Friday in Arkansas.

Jerry Glenn Willis, 43, was taken into custody without incident around 2 p.m. on Highway 49 in Blackton, Arkansas.

State troopers found him near the burning wreckage of a Nissan Rogue he is accused of taking from his live-in girlfriend, Stacy Frank.

Late Wednesday evening,  Frank was reportedly doused with gasoline, set on fire and left for dead on Highway 11 in Pearl River County in South Mississippi. The 46-year-old was rushed to a local hospital before being transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center Burn Unit in Jackson.

She is now undergoing treatment, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety said.

Willis was the focus of a nationwide manhunt. He is being held in the Monroe County, Arkansas Jail awaiting extradition to Mississippi.

Frank and Willis live in Picayune, about 150 miles south of Jackson.


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