Meteorologist Brett Cummins, who has been with KARK since 2001, was questioned by police on Monday after he was found asleep in a bathtub along with a dead man wearing a dog collar.
Christopher Barbour, a resident of the house where Cummins was found with the dead body, told police that he witnessed Cummins and the man–a friend of his named Dexter Paul Williams–drinking and snorting illegal narcotics on Sunday night. Barbour, Cummins, and Williams spent time together in a jacuzzi bathtub before Barbour left the pair alone and went to sleep on a couch in the living room.
When Barbour awoke the next morning, he heard snoring coming from the bathroom and entered to find Cummins asleep in the bathtub–now empty of water–with Williams’s body slumped behind him. When Cummins eventually awoke, he discovered that Williams was not breathing and his face was discolored.
Barbour told police that when Cummins discovered Williams’s lifeless body, he ran out of the bathroom screaming and vomited on the living room carpet.
Cummins reportedly left the house after discovering the body but later returned and spoke to police. He was eventually released.
KARK general manager Mike Vaughn told ArkansasBusiness.com that he could not comment about the incident.
“It’s just our company’s policy not to comment on personnel issues,” Vaughn said. “I have no comment.” Cummins’s Bio remains on the KARK website.
Here’s the police report…[h/t Arkansas Times]