Police: Arkansas meteorologist found asleep in tub next to dead man
KARK meteorologist Brett Cummins was allegedly found asleep in a hot tub next to a dead man.
September 7th, 2011
10:12 PM ET

Police: Arkansas meteorologist found asleep in tub next to dead man

Police are investigating the death of an Arkansas man whose naked body was allegedly found next to a sleeping TV weatherman in a hot tub after a night of drinking and drugs.

The owner of the home awoke Monday morning to find the body of 24-year-old Dexter Williams at the bottom of an empty tub, his face blue and purple and a chain resembling a dog collar around his neck, according to a Maumelle Police report.

Asleep next to him was KARK meteorologist Brett Cummins, 33, who had arrived at Christopher Barbour's home outside Little Rock accompanied by Williams around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Barbour told police.

The three drank and snorted drugs, though Barbour told police he did not know what kind, Officer Gregory Roussie said in a report. The three continued drinking in the hot tub until Barbour retired for the night around 11 p.m., falling asleep on his couch.

Barbour awoke to the sound of Cummins snoring and discovered the two in the hot tub, which had been drained of water, he told police. After he awoke Cummins, the two realized that Williams' face was discolored and his skin cold to the touch, prompting Cummins to scream and run to the living room, where he vomited, Barbour said.

Maumelle Police and fire rescue arrived at the home around 8:10 a.m. and found Williams' body in the tub with blood pooling around his head, Sergeant David Collins said in a report. In the master bedroom he found a pill bottle next to a pair of khaki cargo shorts on a storage ottoman at the foot of the bed.

No arrests had been made as of Wednesday, Lieutenant Jim Hansard said.

KARK reported the incident on its website Tuesday, acknowledging that Cummins was at Barbour’s house.

"Our Meteorologist Brett Cummins was at the home at the time of the death and we felt we should share this with our viewers," the report said. "Brett will not be on the air as he is mourning the loss of his friend. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Dexter Williams."

Cummins has not responded to calls or written requests for comment, and police said they are not releasing preliminary autopsy results for Williams.

soundoff (831 Responses)
  1. yeltzin

    how about public restroom trysts? After the sen craig revelation Newsweek reported that there is a gay blog on the net that rates restrooms for potential trysts and the one craig visited was rated 5 star. But such are the upper class "gays" whereas the lower class render the euphemism an oxymoron.

    September 8, 2011 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. dan

    I guess he wasnt totally naked if he had a dog collar around his neck.

    September 8, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. Allison

    have you looked at 'all' of the history of straight people? straight people are some of the sickest &^@# there are

    September 8, 2011 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mitchele

    They'e still fighting weather to allow the use of vaseline in the sensitivity training and how many banjos will play.

    September 8, 2011 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sandra

    I was a close friend to Dexter. He was like my family. These comments make me sick.
    He was nothing this article makes him out to be.

    Either way, most of you are monsters.

    September 8, 2011 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
    • OMVNY

      Dexter sinned and paid the price. Sodom and Gomorrah is alive and will get the sinners slowly but surely.

      September 8, 2011 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
    • kefa34

      The light of G-D surrounds Dexter
      The love of G-D enfolds Dexter
      The powe of G-D protects Dexter
      The presence of G-D watches over Dexter
      The mind of G-D flow through Dexter
      The laws of G-D abides with Dexter
      The joy of G-d uplifts Dexter
      The strength of G-D Rembers Dexter
      The beauty of G-D inspire Dexter
      may G-d be with Dexter and those who love him.

      September 8, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
    • kefa34

      omvny same on you
      Jesus does not hate he even loves you after that hateful remark
      repent repent .

      September 8, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
    • BeGentleToAllPpl

      I am very sorry for the loss you are personally suffering. Please try to remember that the mass of people responding to this are to the situation here, not to the individuals as you know them to be. They are clueless and heartless. Not all of us are like that.

      You and the survivors are in my prayers, as is Dexter. May God be with you in this time of your sorrow.

      September 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrRules

      I agree Sandra. Unfortuntaely, the internet is a sewer of the great unwashed. Peace be with your friend.

      September 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • BathRing

      G_d's way of sorting the garbage. I think this is awesome. Too bad all three didnt perish. By the way, if you need a collar, check out http://www.mydogcollar.com

      September 9, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • BathRing

      Sandra, did you know he was a butt pirate? Did you know your close friends wore dog collars with gay men in bathtubs? Did you know he was a fricken sick degenerate diseased pervert? Just be glad the cancer is gone.

      September 9, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. Weatherman

    Weatherman got some SPLAINNNNNNNNNNING to do

    September 8, 2011 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. Daniel

    This saddest part of this story is written in the comments. I don't understand how people can joke and laugh about anything written in this article. Dexter Williams is dead, and I can't even begin to imagine the stress that Brett must be going through after such a traumatic ordeal. Do you people have no shame?

    September 8, 2011 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Paolo

      2 guys in a hot tub snorting drugs and drinking alcohol??? They certainly had it coming.

      September 8, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
    • OMVNY

      Joke? You call Sodom & Gomorrah a joke? It is written! This is inevitable, all of the sinners are going down this way.

      September 8, 2011 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
    • pacman357

      Obviously you've never tried to get vomit out of a carpet. I wouldn't exactly call that a "happy" part.

      September 8, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Bridget

      What bothers me about this is he is a person in the public eye and the article is stating drugs and alchol were involved and that the meteorologist won't be on the air because he is mourning his friend. I would think he would be fired for doing drugs in the first place and someone died due to negligence either of their own or by all three men involved. So sad.

      September 8, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. curious

    Do you folk's posting here even read the comments left by others? Or do you all just post-and-go...throw your little darts and leave without being engaged. Snippy little drivels of nothingness without meaning...and then off you go to only God knows where?

    September 8, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Paolo

      Oh, get over it. That's what people do.

      September 8, 2011 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
    • OMVNY

      Hey Curious, what are you Curious about? Are you Bi-Curious? Be careful you don't end up like Dexter the sinner

      September 8, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
    • RabiaDiluvio

      Welcome to the internet. You must be new here, so allow me to show you around....

      In the right corner you will see a typical example of Trollus Americanus. This species can only feel courage in complete anonymity and so the internet is the perfect breeding ground.

      September 8, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
    • FauxNews

      Yeah, that's pretty much what I do, reading the article takes too much time.

      September 8, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Thenextstep

      So how's that dog collar work'n for ya............
      Write and go, Write and go, Write and go, Write and go, Write and go, Write and go, Write and go, Write and go 🙂

      September 8, 2011 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Eumir

      Yes... get over it!

      September 8, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. william

    !!LMFAO!! The Best Comedy writers Couldn't write something so funny..

    September 8, 2011 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. OMVNY

    It is written. Use the wrong hole and you will pay the ultimate PRICE for the filth.

    September 8, 2011 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Why do I have the feeling that you were born out of the wrong hole?

      September 8, 2011 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Jonathan

      Ugh, why do religious people always correlate gay people's deaths with 'the wrath of god'? When you have a beloved family member that suddenly gets cancer, or gets in to an accident and dies, surely that is god's wrath, too. But you don't see people making terrible comments about their deaths.

      The book you refer to in your comments also preaches compassion for others, and says it is a mortal sin to wear blended cloth, but surely god was wrong about that because you zealots all seem to ignore those parts that aren't in your self-interest.

      September 8, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
    • cheann

      Greg, I wish there was a like button under your comment. I would click it a hundred times. lol

      September 8, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. Beefburger

    Ok, so apparently he need some regulations on hottub use. We need to register all hottub owners! Some of you say "hottubs don't kill people, people in hottubs kill people", I say untrue! How many NEEDLESS deaths are going to be at the hands of hottub manufacturers?! We need legal action on these menaces to society! I WANT SOME GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION NOW!

    September 8, 2011 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Kill Bill

      OMFG dude.... you just made my day. You made a funny joke and showed exactly how libtards react. they react with emotional based opinions with no factual proof

      September 8, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Uhhhhh...

      @Kill Bill – I'm pretty sure he was being facetious bro.

      September 8, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Eumir

      Actually.... Beefy my dear... there are already government issued warning labels on most hot tubs.

      September 8, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Beefburger

      You are both right, I was being facetious about the Libtards reaction.

      September 8, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Beefburger

      @Eumir (back in character) WARNING LABELS?! Warning labels aren't good enough! Cigarettes have had warning labels for decades but it did not stop us from suing the bujeezuz out of the tobacco industry! While we are at it those HFCS sodas and soybean oil French fries don't even have warning labels, WE NEED TO GET ON THAT PRONTO!

      September 8, 2011 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  12. curios

    @Daniel. There is no shame in freedom of exchanging thoughts on matters. There is, however, enough shame to fill an entire bathroom's hot-tub with blood and spent seamen when two dudes are caught lathering it up with one of them chained to the other and dog collared dead. get it? What one says is NOT more shamefull than what these 3 guys did.

    September 8, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  13. RunForTheHills

    Sounds like the g4y s3x got a little out of hand...

    September 8, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  14. pacman357

    oh, like YOU never hung out with a couple other dudes, drank and snorted drugs, then woke up next to a dead guy in a hot tube, only to run, screaming like a little girl, then puked on the living room carpet. Oh yeah, YOU'RE Mr. Perfect, I forgot.

    Today's forcast: Hot and dry, with 100% chance of losing one's job.

    September 8, 2011 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Hot Tamale

      @pacman357 too funny!!

      September 8, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sagebrush Shorty

    Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub.

    September 8, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
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