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Paroled convicted killer arrested for Arkansas slaying

Posted at 5:23 PM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 18:23:44-05

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A man on parole for killing a man in Louisiana has been arrested on a murder warrant in northwest Arkansas.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Anthony Ballot, 39, of Rogers was arrested in connection with the Dec. 26 stabbing death of Keundra Allen, 25, of Little Rock outside the Bentonville apartment of Allen's girlfriend, who is Ballett's ex-girlfriend.

Bentonville is about 155 miles (249 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock.

Louisiana corrections spokesman Ken Pastorick said Ballett was paroled in 2013 after serving 19 years of a 35 year prison sentence for manslaughter in connection with a fatal shooting in Madison Parish, Louisiana.

Pastorick said Ballett's probation was transferred to Arkansas in 2017.

Benton County jail records show Ballett is being held without bond, but do not list an attorney to speak on his behalf.

Arkansas State Police arrested Ballett the same day of the fatal stabbing during a traffic stop on Arkansas 43 between Maysville and Cherokee City, near the Arkansas-Oklahoma state line.