Jury Convicts Man of Second-Degree Murder in Mississippi County
BLYTHEVILLE, AR – Allan Curtis Jones, 27, was convicted yesterday of second-degree murder in the death of Mike Wallace. On October 27, 2016, a verbal altercation between Wallace and Jones over the spraying of Dicamba escalated to violence, and Jones shot Wallace multiple times. Circuit Judge Cindy Thyer followed the jury’s recommendation and sentenced Jones to 18 years in prison on charge of murder second and six years on the enhancement charge of using a firearm while committing a felony. The terms run consecutively. The jury was made up of six men and six women. Jones’s attorneys requested an appeal bond and the judge set that amount at $50,000.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys Gina Knight and Curtis Walker prosecuted the case for the State of Arkansas. Second Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said, “I want to thank both Deputy Prosecutors Gina Knight and Curtis Walker for their diligence and attention to this case. Thanks to their hard work, they secured a conviction in this difficult case. I would also like to thank the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office and Detective Preston Williams for their great police work on this case.”