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.

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