After releasing information concerning the discovery of 83-year-old Elva Smith’s body following a domestic disturbance at a residence in southeastern Logan County on January 6th, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office arrested 58-year-old Gary Grubbs, the victims son, on Monday, January 10th.
Logan County Sheriff’s Office officials state that Grubbs was present at the residence where an alleged domestic disturbance had occurred on Thursday, January 6th and upon the arrival of a deputy, Elva’s body was discovered.
According to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Elva had what appeared to be blunt-force trauma marks on her head.
While on scene at the residence, investigators seized what is believed to be the weapon used in Elva’s death.
Elva’s body was removed from the scene by the Logan County Coroner and was sent to the Arkansas Crime Laboratory along with other evidence that was seized.
Grubbs was transported to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office for questioning on January 6th and was named a suspect in the death of his mother.
On January 10th, Grubbs was arrested and transported to the Logan County Detention Center where he was booked into the jail for the charge of Murder in the First Degree. Grubbs remains in custody at the Logan County Detention Center and is being held on a $750,000 bond.
At this time, the investigation continues in this case.
To read the original release from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, click the following link. https://www.rivervalleynow.com/local_news/logan-county-death-investigation-continues/article_803c2aa2-71da-11ec-98ae-fb6eff59cd02.html