WashCo Sheriff: Bob Devor covered up wife’s murder by his stepdaughter, lover | Crime AnnouncementPolice Announcements — By Christopher Spencer on August 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm
Delores Eggert pled guilty today to First-degree murder and was sentenced to 360 months in the Arkansas Department of Correction, minus 484 days for time served. She had already been arrested and was awaiting trial in the case of her mother, Pauline Devor’s slaying.
Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder also today announced an arrest relating to Bob Devor, the victim’s husband and stepfather to Eggert.
Deputies arrested Bob Devor at 7:50 a.m. today following a traffic stop on Wedington Drive near Harmon Road in Fayetteville.
He was charged with HINDERING APPREHENSION or PROSECUTION from CAPITAL MURDER (5-54-105) a class B Felony.
On Friday, June 15, 2007, at approximately 9:16 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Bob Devor, W/M, (67) of 22465 N. Highway 244, Siloam Springs, AR. in Washington County.
Mr. Devor reported that he had just returned to his home after being on the road for several days and that his home had been burglarized and his wife, Pauline Devor, was missing. Mr. Devor told responding officers he had left the residence on Wednesday morning, June 13, 2007, and had just arrived back at the residence after going to retrieve his dirty clothing from his semi-truck.
Mr. Devor stated he arrived home at approximately 8:00 p.m. on June 15, 2007.
Mr. Devor said when he arrived home, his wife’s truck was at the residence but his wife was not there. Mr. Devor said when he entered the home he noticed his wife’s recliner was missing, all of their firearms were missing and three bank bags carried by his wife containing $2,000 to $3,000 were missing, as well as, rental receipt books. Mr. Devor also noted what appeared to be a bullet hole in his gun cabinet and two bullet holes in the kitchen window. Mr. Devor gave officers a list of 14 rifles, shotguns and handguns that were missing from the residence, but was unable to provide any serial numbers of the missing weapons. Mr. Devor said that he had last spoken with his wife on Thursday morning, June 14, 2007, and had not had contact with her since then. The keys to Pauline Decor’s truck were not located in the residence.
During the course of the investigation of the disappearance of Pauline Devor investigators obtained records (wire transfer receipts), statements of witnesses and other evidence that clearly shows Bob Devor was actively hindering the apprehension and/or prosecution of Delores Eggert, W/F, (50), of 22465 N. Highway 244, Siloam Springs, AR. for the murder of Pauline Devor. Bob Devor staged the crime scene to mislead investigators in the disappearance of his wife, and gave his step-daughter Deloris Eggert access to Pauline Devor’s vehicle and cash and assisted her with fleeing the jurisdiction of Washington County to avoid prosecution. Mr. Devor made statements to a witness for the state within days of the murder of his wife, acknowledging his prior knowledge of the murder and cover up of the crime after it was committed, to aid Delores Eggert in avoiding arrest and prosecution.
Mr. Devor purposely lied in an attempt to mislead investigators in several interviews ranging from June 2007 to July 2009, during the course of the homicide investigation, and in one instance provided erroneous information in an attempt to lead investigators to another area of the state in an attempt to conceal evidence he knew to be in his possession that would aid in the prosecution of Deloris Eggert for the murder of his wife Pauline Devor.
Also during the course of the investigation it was alleged that Bob Devorand Delores Eggert, his step-daughter, were having a sexual relationship both prior to the murder of Pauline Devor and after the murder took place.
Investigators verified on July 16, 2010, that Bob Devor had been involved in a sexual relationship with his step-daughter Delores Eggert since the year of 2005.
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