FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2014
Executive Assistant for Scott Ellington
Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney
(870) 932-1513 – Phone
WEST MEMPHIS MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON
MARION, AR – Scott Ellington, Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas, announced Friday that a West Memphis man accused of the home invasion of West Memphis resident Ruth Allene Durdin, 81, was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to the charges.
Ellington said Terrio Pope, 19, of West Memphis, pleaded guilty in Crittenden County Circuit Court to one count of aggravated residential burglary, one count of aggravated robbery and one count of battery in the first degree. The plea was accepted by the Court, who sentenced Pope to 40 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. Pope’s co-defendant, Ramon Huntley, 17, pleaded guilty in August, 2014, to one count of aggravated residential burglary and one count of aggravated robbery.