Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Homicide Suspect Has County Connection

The suspect arrested Monday for the homicide of two brothers in Sebastian County, Ark., has a Sequoyah County connection.

Stanley Ambrose Mazurek, 34, was booked Monday into the Sebastian County Detention Center in Fort Smith on two counts of first-degree murder, for the deaths of Roger Allen Woods, 48, and his brother, Bradley Scott Woods, 32. Both were residents of the Washburn area, east of Greenwood, Ark., said Capt. Philip Pevehouse, investigator with the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Sequoyah County court records, Mazurek was charged in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw on April 10, 2013, with domestic assault and battery by strangulation. At that time he was listed as a resident of Sallisaw.

In 2013 Mazurek entered a not guilty plea to the strangulation charge. But a bench warrant was issued for his arrest, and his bond increased to $15,000, when he did not appear for court.

Sequoyah County court records contain a letter from Mazurek, dated Oct. 29, 2013. In the letter Mazurek reports that he had been incarcerated in the Sebastian County Jail since June 13, 2013, and in the Arkansas Department of Corrections on a three-year sentence since Sept. 20, 2013. He does not say what the sentence is for, and asks what must be done to satisfy the Sequoyah County court case.

Nothing else is contained in the Sequoyah County court file.

In the investigation of the 2017 homicide case, Pevehouse released the names of the victims on Tuesday afternoon. It was reported that Mazurek was living with one of the brothers. Mazurek was apprehended on Monday in Fort Smith driving one of the victim’s trucks. Mazurek was also booked into jail on charges of residential burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Police reported Mazurek was arrested without incident.

The brothers’ bodies were reported to have been found by a relative at about 8 a.m. Monday. The bodies of the victims were sent to the Arkansas Crime Laboratory for autopsy.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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