The number of accused murderers in the lake area out on bond might surprise you. According to courthouse records, there are no less than five people charged with murder and two charged in connection to murders who have been released on various bonds. Christopher English posted a bond of $400,000, Amy Murray a $750,000 bond, Tyler Kroll a $750,000 bond, and Larry Matthews a $100,000 bond…all in Miller County. Christine Zahn posted a reduced bond of $25,000 for an alleged murder in Camden County. Two others, Daniel Cole and William Lucas, were originally charged in connection to one of the murders in Miller County. Since then, they have both bonded out as well.
Four others accused of murder remain in custody. Joseph McKenna, John Joe Powell, and Gary Sweet are behind bars for murders in Miller County, and Steven Ray Endsley for a double homicide in Camden County.