Contact Us

Two Men Charged in Wylie Murder

Travis McKinney, Benton County Jail Photo

FOLEY — Two men have been charged in connection with the shooting death of a Foley man.

25-year-old Travis McKinney has been charged with one count of second degree murder and one count of being a felon in possession of a gun. 24-year-old Joshua Smith has been charged of aiding and abetting second degree murder.

The two are accused in the shooting death of 31-year-old Jamie Wylie of Foley.

Wylie went missing in December and his body was found behind Luther Honda this spring. According to the criminal complaint, McKinney shot Wylie twice with a shotgun, once in the hip and once in the neck and facial area.

Jamie Wylie, Photo courtesy of Foley Police

Smith is accused of driving the car carrying McKinney, Wylie and a fourth person who records show was a witness in the case.

Records show Smith was on a methamphetamine binge and had become upset with Wylie who had been staying with McKinney and Smith. Smith allegedly thought Wylie had become obsessed with a woman he knew and might stalk her or sexually assault her. Smith also believed Wylie was a snitch.

The shooting happened south of Little Rock Lake and Wylie’s body was dumped in a ditch behind Luther Honda.

Both men are expected to be arraigned in Benton County District court next week.

More WJON News

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.