The accused in the August death of a Greenbrier man is scheduled to appear in Faulkner County Circuit Court for arraignment on Monday morning.
Howard Dallas Short II, charged with first-degree murder in the death of 64-year-old Michael Robb, will enter a plea before Circuit Judge Mike Maggio.
Short, 38, was charged with Robb’s murder Sept. 11.
Arkansas Department of Correction records show Short was released from Department of Community Correction custody just days before Robb was found dead in his residence.
ADC records indicate Short, being held in lieu of a $2 million bond, was released from ADC custody May 11, 2012, and was arrested May 9, 2013, for absconding.
The Greenbrier man was then transferred to the Omega Technical Violator Center in Malvern on May 30, and was released Aug. 1.
Robb, who authorities say was reported missing by his sister, was found dead in his residence at 27 Wilson Road on Aug. 6.
Short was apprehended later the same night after leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit through three counties on Interstate 40. Short was charged with fleeing as a result, and is scheduled to appear for a pretrial hearing Monday regarding the matter.
Short recently pleaded guilty to three charges from two prior cases involving stolen checks, including one case which listed Robb as the victim.
If convicted of first-degree murder, a class Y felony, Short would face 10 to 40 years or life in prison.