Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
August 16, 2010
Washington County Sheriff Tim HELDER announced today an arrest has been made relating to
the Pauline DEVOR murder investigation and a plea bargain has been accepted regarding the previous
arrest of another person in the DEVOR murder investigation.
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
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 DEVOR'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 DEVOR and 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
Deputies arrested Bob DEVOR on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 7:50 a.m. 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.
Delores EGGERT pled guilty on Monday, August 16, 2010 to MURDER 1st DEGREE and was sentenced to 360 months in the Arkansas Department of Correction, minus 484 days for time served.
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