Man Accused Of Killing Arkansas Officer Pleads Not Guilty

Aug 17, 2016

Billy Monroe Jones
Credit Sebastian Co. Sheriff's Office

A man accused of fatally shooting an Arkansas sheriff's deputy has pleaded not guilty to a capital murder charge.

Billy Monroe Jones was arraigned Wednesday morning in last week's shooting death of Sebastian County Deputy Bill Cooper. Jones is also charged with 10 counts of attempted capital murder for shots fired at law enforcement officers. He's accused of shooting a police dog and has been charged with one felony count of killing or injuring an animal used by law enforcement.

Fort Smith television station KHBS reports that Jones was ordered held without bond and a gag order was requested in the case.

Authorities accuse Jones of opening fire on officers responding to a domestic disturbance call on Aug. 10.