Little Rock police have charged Christie Sims, 39, with first-degree murder and theft in the stabbing death Wednesday afternoon of Keith Mathis, 63, of Little Rock.

Police found Mathis’ body at 2:30 p.m. at his home at 9900 Kensington Drive in the John Barrow neighborhood. They’d been directed to the house in a call by Sims.


According to a police release, Sims told detectives she’d stabbed Mathis and taken his vehicle when she left. It has not been recovered. The relationship between Sims and Mathis is unclear, the release said.