West Memphis Teen Sentenced to Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT:
Christy Wilson
Executive Assistant for Scott Ellington
Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney
(870) 932-1513 – Phone

WEST MEMPHIS TEEN SENTENCED TO PRISON

MARION, AR – Scott Ellington, Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas, announced Friday that a West Memphis teen accused of the home invasion of West Memphis resident Ruth Allene Durdin, 81, was sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to the charges.

Ellington said Ramon Huntley, 17, of West Memphis, who was charged as an adult, pleaded guilty in Crittenden County Circuit Court to one count of aggravated residential burglary and one count of aggravated robbery. The plea was accepted by Circuit Judge Ralph Wilson who sentenced Huntley to 50 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

Ellington commended the work of the West Memphis Police Department and specifically Captain Ken Mitchell, with special thanks to Crittenden County Crimestoppers who provided information leading to the arrest in this case.

Crittenden County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney J. Matthew Coe of West Memphis, prosecuted the case. Huntley’s co-defendant, Terrio Pope, 19, remains on the Court docket.

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