Guy man arrested, suspected of killing mother, injuring father

A 47-year-old man suspected of shooting and killing his mom was arrested in Guy on Monday.


The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shots fired call around 2:30 p.m. at 55 New Home Road in Guy, where 71-year-old Janette Bivens was found dead in the yard, Chief Deputy Matt Rice said.

Her son, Douglas Bivens, 47, was also in the yard holding a gun.

Rice said FCSO found Douglas’ father, 73-year-old Don Bivens injured inside the home.

“When deputies went inside the residence to clear the home, a second victim [Don] was found shot in the arm and taken to Conway Regional Medical Center,” Rice said.

Rice said Don’s injuries were not life threatening.

Douglas was taken to the Criminal Investigation Division for questioning and two children at the home were put in the family’s custody, Rice said.

“At this point we’re still working the scene,” Rice told the Log Cabin Democrat on scene Monday. “That’s all we can release at this point as this case is still under investigation.”

Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland, Sheriff Tim Ryals and Rice were each on scene Monday.



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Luke Barnett More than 1 year ago
The Masons of East Fork Lodge #327 in Wooster are praying for this family.  
Teresa Ramirez More than 1 year ago
I am devastated to hear what Doug did to Janet and Don. I was hoping that this would never happen to them due to Doug's mental illness. Janet and Don have been caring for Doug despite the threat he posed in keeping him in the home. Janet and Don have always been a mainstay for their family. Janet was one of the most wonderful persons that anyone hoped to meet. I pray dearly for my family and hope Doug is taken out of society permanently before he hurts anyone else. May our heavenly father deal with Doug as He sees fit. We are not to judge, but have the obligation to protect society from further harm. TR
Carvell Carter More than 1 year ago
Heart broken to hear of this tragedy in my home town. Even though I don't live there now, I have family and friends there who are hurting. I have know the victim since I was 7 years old and know what a wonderful person she was to so many. We are praying for Don, their family and all those grieving with them. Only God can provide comfort and peace in perilous times as these. CC, Mannford, OK


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