An Ashley County man is being held on a $250,000 bond in connection with the death of 47-year-old Jesse Burton.
Anthony Dewayne Brown, 49, is suspected in Burton’s death. A case file will be turned over to 10th Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen for a charging decision.
Brown and Burton reportedly got into an altercation at Parkdale on New Year’s Eve when Brown is alleged to have poured gasoline on Burton, then lit a lighter, burning Burton in the face and neck. Burton was transported to Chicot County Medical Center where he died.