Hot Springs Man Arrested After Brother Dies In Fall

Richard Dean Ammons. (Photo Courtesy: Garland County Sheriff’s Office)

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a Hot Springs man was arrested on a second-degree murder charge after he allegedly pushed his brother out of a moving vehicle, causing his death.

An affidavit says 57-year-old Richard Dean Ammons was arrested Thursday for the death of his brother, Johnnie Adams. The affidavit says Johnnie Adams told police before his death that they two had been “arguing over corn dogs” before he was pushed from a Jeep.

Authorities say Johnnie Adams later died at a Hot Springs hospital.

Richard Ammons remained jailed Monday morning on $10,000 bond. The Sentinel-Record reports the affidavit says Richard Ammons told police that he did not recall what the argument was about.

On Friday, Judge Ralph Ohm issued a gag order preventing attorneys or authorities from speaking publicly about the case.

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