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SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - A Bald Knob man has pleaded not guilty to accusations that he fatally shot his father-in-law and assaulted his wife.

The Daily Citizen reports 50-year-old Robert Draft pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and second-degree battery.

He's being held in White County jail with no bond. A message left with Draft's attorney wasn't immediately returned.

Investigators say Draft assaulted his wife Kathie. She escaped their home and fled to her parent's home, which is on the same street.

Police later found 72-year-old Douglas Cloyes dead in his front yard in May.

Draft was arrested later in May in Detroit and extradited to White County a couple of days later.

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