Fayetteville Police: Fifth Person Arrested In Connection To Beating Death Of Woman

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- Another suspect was arrested Thursday (August 20) on suspicion of capital murder after the body of a woman in her 20s was found in a Fayetteville home Wednesday, bringing the total of suspects in the death to five people, according to Fayetteville police.

John Davis, 27, Mark Chumley, 45, Christopher Treat, 29, Desire Treat, 29, and now Rebecca Lloyd, 36, are all facing charges of capital murder, tampering with evidence, and engaging in violent criminal group activity, jail records show.

Police arrived at a home located at 433 S. Hill Avenue Wednesday afternoon after getting a call from a man saying he had killed his wife, according to arrest reports. When officers got to the scene they found the victim, Victoria Davis, 24, with multiple injuries consistent with blunt force trauma caused by a non-edged weapon, the reports state.

The reports state "evidence revealed an extremely violent crime had taken place."

Officers found John Davis with open wounds on his face, so he was taken to the hospital, according to arrest reports. During the ride, Davis said multiple statements that implicated him in the woman's death, the reports state.

Once he was at the police department, Davis explained in detail how he helped beat and assault the victim with weapons over several hours while holding her captive and destroyed physical evidence from the crime scene, according to reports.

Davis told police three other people were involved and implicated Mark Chumley, Christopher Treat and Desire Treat in the crime, the reports state.

During interviews with police, Chumley told officers he had a motive and admitted to taking part in the crime, according to arrest reports. Christopher Treat also admitted to being involved in Victoria Davis' killing when he was interviewed by police, the arrest reports state. When Desire Treat came to the police department she requested an attorney, but the three men involved in the crime all said she had taken part, according to arrest reports.

All four suspects then independently implicated Lloyd in the murder, according to police reports. Lloyd told police she had knowledge of the crime and participated in beating the victim and helped the other suspects dispose of evidence afterwards, the reports state.


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