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Family dispute leaves Dad deceased and son charged with 2nd degree murder



Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 6600 block of CC Road at approximately 7:20 p.m. on April 10, 2021 in regards to a domestic disturbance.  Deputies arrived on scene to learn that William Bryan Lawrence (48) and his son Ryan T. Lawrence (19) had been involved in a domestic disturbance that resulted in a fight.  William Lawrence was transported to the hospital for his injuries and was subsequently pronounced deceased at UAMS hospital in Little Rock.

Ryan Lawrence was taken into custody and has been booked into the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Detention Center on charges of 2nd Degree Murder.

William Lawrence’s body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory to determine the cause of death.