Accused Killer To Be Sent Back To Missouri


Accused killer Fred Bremer waived extradition and will be sent from the Benton County Jail to Missouri in a 2011 murder case, said Van Stone, county prosecuting attorney.

The Rogers man was arrested earlier in August in a McDonald County, Mo., shooting death involving another Rogers man.

Bremer, 39, was arrested in Fayetteville and transported to the Benton County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to Missouri and Arkansas authorities. Bremer was arrested in connection with the death of Jack McCain, authorities said.

Bremer is accused of giving McCain a ride down Gobbler’s Knob Road in McDonald County, under the pretense of helping McCain feed his animals, according to a probable cause statement form filled out by the McDonald County Sheriff.

Bremer “shot him repeatedly in the back while Jack was running away, thereby causing his death,” according to the document.

Bond for the suspect was set at $500,000. Bremer was presented with extradition paperwork to be transported to the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office, but he initially refused to sign the paperwork, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. However, he waived extradition Monday (Aug. 26), meaning he was not required to have a court hearing as had been scheduled, the prosecuting attorney said.

Deputy Keshia Guyll with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office said Bremer remained in the county jail on Monday and was expected to be transported to Missouri possibly by Tuesday (Aug. 27).

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