Arty Allen Farris, 19, entered a not guilty plea to a first degree murder charge Wednesday in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw. Farris was charged Tuesday for the death of Jason Stone, 22, on the night of April 4. Farris told investigators that Stone and two others were at Farris’ home in Marble City, drinking. Farris said Stone was bullying him and hit him on the lip. Farris said he then got a rifle, loaded one bullet, and shot Stone when he called him a vulgar name. Farris told investigators that he then spilled gasoline around the house and set it on fire. The state medical examiner reported Stone died of smoke inhalation. Farris’ case was put on Judge Larry Langley’s disposition docket on June 25. Stay tuned to KXMX for the latest news or visit www.kxmx.com.
By Sally Maxwell
Senior News Director