SHERWOOD, AR. (THECOUNT) — Napoleon Haire Jr. and Brandi Purtle have been arrested in connection to a Friday an Arkansas double homicide. A third individual, Gabrielle Hill, has been named a person of interest.

The victims have been identified as Steve Lutman, 31, from Sherwood, and Britney Bell, aka, Britney Robertson, 36, from Beebe, Arkansas.


Sherwood police, officers responded to 103 Markhaven Drive in Sherwood, AR, just before 5 a.m. Friday for a welfare check. When officers arrived, they discovered a woman in the driveway, who was later pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators then found a man’s body inside the home.

Haire faces capital murder, aggravated robbery, theft of property and endangering the welfare of a minor charges. Haire was a suspect in an Amber Alert issued Friday, reports FOX16.

Purtle faces endangering the welfare of a minor and hindering apprehension charges.

Police are searching for a third person, Gabrielle Hill, also known as “Elle”, as a person of interest in the case. If you see Hill or know where she may be, call Sherwood Police at 501-835-1425.


Geo quick facts: Sherwood is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 29,523. It is part of the Little Rock−North Little Rock−Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area with 699,757 people according to the 2010 census – Wikipedia.