A Van Buren man convicted of first-degree murder in 1991 has run afoul of the law again.
Judge Gary R. Cottrell ruled Monday there was enough evidence to hold Jason Randall Doyle, 35, on suspicion of aggravated assault and residential burglary.
Doyle, who was convicted on Aug. 6, 1991, of first-degree murder in the April 19, 1991, shooting death of Travis Leonard, 19, of Alma, was booked into the Crawford County Detention Center on Saturday in connection with a March 14 incident in the 6700 block of Parks Road.
On March 14, Deputy Brad Marion of the Crawford County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to investigate a residential burglary. A resident who had been asleep on the couch said Doyle and another man kicked in the door and chased him out of the home with a broken piece of the door frame.
The resident said he was told his throat would be cut if he called police, Marion stated in his incident report.
When Sgt. Andy Jones and Marion interviewed Doyle at his home later, Doyle said he had taken his daughter to Cecil, had stopped in Altus for a drink and had been home all night, the report stated.
In 1991, Doyle was accused of shooting Leonard in the stomach with a sawed-off shotgun at Leonard's home north of Alma during a party. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the murder charge and six years on a criminal use of a prohibited weapon charge with terms to run concurrently, or at the same time. Doyle, who was 16 at the time of the murder, was tried as an adult.
In February 2002, Doyle was sentenced to 12 months in the detention center after a judge revoked a suspended sentence for domestic abuse. Doyle also tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana use during the hearing in circuit court.
Doyle was found guilty July 25, 2001, of domestic battery. He had imposition of his sentence withheld for one year on the condition he pay a $500 fine and $150 court costs and complete domestic abuse counseling.
On Dec. 11, 2001, Doyle was accused of domestic battery in the third degree after Van Buren police officer Mark House was dispatched to Crawford Memorial Hospital to investigate a report of a domestic battery.
Doyle was arrested May 19, 2005, after allegedly selling meth to a confidential informant using marked buy money and while under surveillance on March 4.
In February 2007, lack of courtroom space and witnesses who were not available to testify resulted in a five-year suspended sentence on the condition Doyle pay $2,500 in restitution to the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force.