Fort Smith: Man Arrested in Murder of Pregnant Girlfriend

Published 07/21 2014 03:48PM

Updated 07/21 2014 03:51PM

Douglas True, 21, arrested in Fort Smith homicide.
Douglas True, 21, arrested in Fort Smith homicide.
FORT SMITH, AR (KNWA) - A man is in custody after his pregnant girlfriend is found dead.

The Fort Smith Police Department (FSPD) identifies the victim as Briana Butler, 22, and the suspect as Douglas True, 21. 

The FSPD says on Sunday, True called police and asked officers to meet with him. True reportedly made statements that led officers to believe something had happened between he and Butler, inside 2926 South 66th Street.
After further converstation, officers found Butler's body lying in the floor of the bathroom inside the home. Police say evidence suggests that Butler was near midway through her pregnancy.  

Officers also found a two-year-old girl sleeping in a nearby bedroom. Police say the toddler appeared to have minor facial injuries and she was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Police have a knife believed to have been used during the crime. True was placed under arrest on suspicion of counts of Capital Murder and is being held at the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond. 

Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Featured Business