Sherwood police arrested two suspects Friday in connection with the alleged beating and kidnapping of a Sherwood woman.
Juemal Montrell Morris and Sara Frances Dixon were arrested at a residence on Sumner Cemetary Road in northern Pulaski County. The pair were arrested without incident by Sherwood police, Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Marshalls.
Morris and Dixon were transported to the Pulaski County Detention Facility and are currently being held without bond.
Authorities recovered the stolen Dodge pickup the suspects were allegedly driving at the residence.
Morris and Dixon are accused of beating, kidnapping and dumping the believed-dead body of Dixon’s mother, Rita McGinness. The pair allegedly beat McGinness and robbed her at gunpoint, before tying her with shoestrings, wrapping her in a blanket and dumping her body in a deep ravine along Highway 113 in Perry County last week.
McGinness was able to free herself and notify authorities.
Morris is being charged with criminal attempt to commit capital murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and theft of property. Dixon is being charged with criminal attempt to commit capital murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, tampering with evidence and theft of property.