- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) - A 21-year-old Jonesboro man has been sentenced to 47 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to his role in a 2013 slaying.

Jonesboro television station KAIT reports (http://bit.ly/1y8LLNi) that Garrett Allen Chamblis pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse charges. He won’t be eligible for parole for at least 25 years.

Chamblis was charged in the August 2013 death of 66-year-old Harold Hagar of Newport. Hagar’s body was left on a rural Jackson County road.

After the crime, prosecutors said Chamblis used Hagar’s car to flee to Jonesboro, where it was later found burned in Craighead Forest Park.

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Information from: KAIT-TV, http://www.kait8.com/

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