Man accused of burning girlfriend arrested in Arkansas

Jerry Glenn Willis was taken into custody in Arkansas on Friday.

Posted: Nov. 10, 2017 3:53 PM
Updated: Nov. 10, 2017 9:01 PM

PICAYUNE, Miss. (WTVA) – Jerry Glenn Willis, 43, is now in custody after his girlfriend was doused with gasoline and set afire.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says Willis was taken into custody in Monroe County, Arkansas, at approximately 2 p.m. on Friday, November 10.

Arkansas state troopers were called to Blackton, Ark., at approximately 1:15 p.m. where they found the 2014 Nissan Rouge burning that Willis is accused of taking from his girlfriend, Stacy Mitchell Frank, 46.

He is now being housed in the Monroe County, Ark., jail awaiting extradition to Mississippi.

He faces charges of attempted murder, felony taking of a motor vehicle and kidnapping.

Frank was found burned alive on Wednesday, November 8, on Highway 11 in Pearl River County, Miss.

She is now undergoing treatment at a Jackson hospital.

Article Comments

Tupelo
Scattered Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 86°
Columbus
Broken Clouds
84° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 92°
Oxford
Overcast
75° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 75°
Starkville
Scattered Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 96°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather