A Jonesboro man is in custody at the Greene County Detention Center, awaiting a bond hearing on a murder charge.

The Greene County Sheriff's Department received information on Monday of a murder that may have occurred at a residence located at 322 Greene 702 Road.

At about 11 p.m., sheriff's department deputies, along with Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division, responded to the residence and located the body of Michael Dewayne Nix, 33 years old.

Nix's body is to be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where a manner and cause of death will be determined.

During an investigation that is continuing, local deputies and state police special agents obtained an arrest warrant for Kevin Dale Brady, 54, of Jonesboro.

The deputies and agents later found Brady at a residence in Greene County, where he was taken into custody without incident.

He is facing a charge of one count of first-degree murder, a Class Y felony, according to the sheriff's department.

According to Greene County Chief Deputy Shanon Anthony, no further charges against Brady are anticipated presently.

If convicted on the charge, Brady could face 10 to 40 years -- or life -- in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

According to information from the Craighead County Circuit Clerk's office and caseinfo.arcourts.gov, Brady has a lengthy record of guilty pleas to felonies in Craighead and Lawrence counties going all the way back to 2000. The guilty pleas included charges of simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of a firearm by a felon, manufacturing of a Schedule IV/V controlled substance and carrying a loaded weapon in a courtroom.

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