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4:18 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Man Accused In Dispatcher's Death Freed On Bond

A man charged in the death of an Arkansas police dispatcher has been released on bond from the Garland County Jail. Kevin Duck was freed Tuesday after posting $150,000 bond.

After a Monday hearing, a judge reduced Duck's bond from $250,000, though Duck had asked the amount to be lowered to $50,000. Little Rock television station KTHV reported that Duck was released.

Duck has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the 2011 death of Dawna Natzke, who was a police dispatcher in Hot Springs Village. Authorities say Natzke was last seen with Duck at a Christmas party in 2011.

Searchers found her body days later. An autopsy says Natzke died from blunt force trauma and drowning.