WINNSBORO, La. (KTVE/KARD)— Willie Nathaniel Greenwood of Hampton Arkansas has been arrested. He is being charged with Second-Degree-Murder of his former partner and mother of seven Denitra M. White at Embers Inn in Winnsboro on May 12, 2022.

Read the full statement provided by the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office below regarding the case:

Sheriff Kevin Cobb reports that at approximately 8:00pm, Thursday, May 12, 2022, the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Embers Inn, Winnsboro, LA, in reference to a welfare concern. Upon arrival, deputies located a deceased female, who was identified as Denitra M. White, DOB 10-6-1989, 297 Maple Street, Hampton, AR. Upon further investigation deputies determined that White and her partner, Willie Nathaniel Greenwood, DOB 04-28-1979, 648 Calhoun 147, Hampton, AR, had rented the room at Embers Inn. Greenwood had been working in our area for a tree cutting service recently. Interviews were conducted leading deputies to identify Greenwood as the suspect in White’s homicide.

Deputies were unable to locate Greenwood at the scene and later determined that Greenwood had fled Louisiana and was returning to Arkansas in the area where he resided. Contact was made with the Calhoun County Arkansas Sheriff’s Office to assist in locating Greenwood. Greenwood was taken into custody in Calhoun County without further incident. Greenwood is currently being held in Calhoun County on charges of Second Degree Murder, with no bond, and is pending extradition to Franklin Parish. Greenwood has an extensive criminal history including numerous drug charges, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, terroristic threats and other aggravated offenses.

Sheriff Cobb would like to extend his thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of White. This was a senseless act of violence that unnecessarily took White’s life, a young mother of seven. Sheriff Cobb also wishes to extend his thanks to the Franklin Parish Coroner’s Office, Calhoun County Arkansas Sheriff’s Office, Union County Arkansas Sheriff’s Office, and Arkansas State Police for their assistance with this investigation.

Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office