Benton County Murder Suspect Extradited To Missouri
The Rogers man accused in a 2011 shooting death has been transported to Missouri to face capital murder charges, Benton County deputies said Wednesday.
Fred Bremer, 39, waived extradition to McDonald County, Mo., at a hearing in Benton County Circuit Court on Monday. He was extradited to Missouri because that is where the alleged crime happened, authorities said.
Bremer was still in the custody of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office after the hearing, while authorities worked out how to extradite him to Missouri.
The Rogers man was arrested Aug. 13 in a McDonald County, Mo., shooting death involving Jack McCain, also of Rogers. 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 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.