February 12, 2011, at approximately 6:50 pm, the Baxter County Sheriff's Office assisted by the Arkansas State Police, responded to a 911 call to the Bayou Resort located on Fout Road in Gamaliel, Arkansas. The caller, Steven Burroughs, owner of the resort, stated there was a man on his porch that had been stabbed.
Lt. Terry Johnson of the Baxter County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Britt Clements of the Arkansas State Police arrived 13 minutes later. Information was obtained that the suspect was possibly in one of the cabins. As Officers approached the cabin where the suspect was supposed to be hiding, Trooper Clements spotted the suspect in the woods in back of the cabin. Trooper Clements gave chase and was able to catch and subdue the suspect. The suspect, 26 year old Travis John Clary of Gamaliel was arrested without further incident. The victim was Travis Clary's brother, 27 year old Timothy Jay Clary. Timothy Clary was transported by private vehicle to Baxter Regional Hospital with a single stab wound to the stomach.
At the time of his arrest, Travis Clary had blood on his pants and appeared intoxicated. A double edge dagger, believed to have been the weapon used in the stabbing, was found outside. A sheath for the knife was found inside the cabin. The cabin was in complete disarray with broken items scattered around the floor.
After further investigation, Investigators believe that Travis Clary, his wife and brother Timothy Clary all lived in the cabin together. From statements at the scene, Travis had been arguing with his wife at the residence when Timothy became involved and tried to break up the argument. Investigators believe Travis Clary then stabbed his brother Timothy one time in the stomach and fled out the back door before officers arrived.
Travis John Clary was charged with:
Domestic Battery 1st Degree Class B Felony
Fleeing and Officer Misdemeanor
Travis Clary was booked into the Baxter County Detention Center on bond of $50.000 pending his appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court on March 10, 2011.
Sheriff John Montgomery