(KATV) SEARCY - Minutes after finishing
her shift at Big Lots in Searcy, 50 year old Dina Darden was shot in the
parking lot. Police tell Channel Seven that the victim's daughter is accused in
Thirty-three year old Alexandria
Williams is charged with first degree murder. She reportedly did not make it
easy for officers to arrest her.
The Town and Country Plaza
in Searcy is busy with shoppers getting their Christmas list taken care of. Some
customers at Big Lots say they had no idea a shooting happened in the parking
lot hours earlier at about 12:05 a.m. Searcy police say the verbal
confrontation happened between employee, Dina Darden and her daughter
Corporal Steve Hernandez
says, "From what we can tell, she was leaving work and there was some sort of argument
between them. The daughter actually shot her mom in the parking lot and
Witnesses called 911 with
a description of the suspect and pick-up she left in.
Darden was rushed across
the street to White County Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Within minutes police
spotted the pick-up and pursued the driver. They continued for a few miles into
the county to C W Road. Corporal Hernandez says, "Arkansas State Police were
able to get in front of her and throw spikes down to get her stopped. After
speaking with her, it was determined she was the one that actually shot her
mother. She is in jail currently on a $500,000 dollar bond."
He says the women were
seen getting along a day earlier. "Something took place between yesterday and today
that caused her to go over the edge like that." Corporal Hernandez says
the latest domestic call they received involving the women was earlier this
week but Darden, decided not to press charges against her daughter for
A court date is set for February 4, 2014.
This is the third homicide in Searcy this
year. Last year there was not a murder in the city. Corporal Hernandez says all
three killings this year were targeted, not random.
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