Arkansas Man Pushes Brother Out Of Moving Vehicle Over Corndogs
Late Thursday night, a man was arrested on a murder charge after pushing his brother out of a moving vehicle during an argument over corn dogs.
According to the affidavit, the Garland County sheriff's office received a 911 call around 7:18 p.m. Thursday about a man lying in the road in the town of Royal. When authorities arrived they found the man lying in the road who was later identified as 55-year old Johnnie Ammons. Ammons told authorities that his brother, Richard Ammons, had thrown him from a Jeep and had "broken his back and killed him," according to the affidavit.
Lane asked the victim why that occurred, and the victim said the two had been "arguing over corn dogs," the affidavit said. The affidavit noted that he had multiple scrapes and bruises on his body. Johnnie Ammons was taken to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, where he died soon after.
57-year-old Richard Dean Ammons was taken into custody at his residence in Hot Springs, Arkansas and was charged with second-degree murder, a felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison. He pleaded innocent to the charge.
Richmond Ammons was taken into the sheriff's office for questioning by deputies. Ammons stated that he had gone to his brother's house after work to take him to the store. He said he drove them to Brady Mountain One Stop and then to the Dollar General store across the road. Richard Ammons stated that "a lot of times" his brother would stay in his Jeep and "continue to drink beer."
According to media sources, He said the two of them got into an argument, but he couldn't remember what the argument was about, the affidavit said. He added that, "maybe I pushed him out of the Jeep."