Woman wanted in Friday homicide in custody in Arkansas


JACKSON, Tenn. — U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller has confirmed Sandra Gayton, the woman wanted in connection with the death of Lisa Palmer on August 7 on South Fairgrounds Street, is in custody in Arkansas.

Miller says Gayton was taken into custody at a motel near Little Rock on Wednesday.

Marshals were requested by the Jackson Police Department to assist in the search for Gayton, following her identification as a suspect in Palmer’s stabbing death.

Gayton is currently held in the Pulaski County, Arkansas jail, where she is awaiting extradition to Tennessee to face charges.

Anyone with information on the homicide is asked to call Jackson police at (731) 425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at (731) 424-8477.

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