FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Executive Assistant for Scott Ellington
Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney
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Jury Convicts Paragould Man of Aggravated Residential Burglary
PARAGOULD, AR, May 14, 2015 – Scott Ellington, Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas, announced Thursday that Greene County jurors convicted Nathan L. Inskeep, 43, of Paragould, of aggravated residential burglary. The jury returned its verdict Wednesday.
Circuit Judge Brent Davis sentenced Inskeep to 40 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. He was also convicted of two misdemeanor offenses, indecent exposure and third-degree battery, and sentenced to a year in the county jail on each charge.
Ellington said, “Because of Chief Franks’ hard work, a dangerous predator was removed from our community. After his arrest, we learned Inskeep had been convicted of attempted rape in New York for similar conduct.”
According to evidence introduced at trial, on April 17, 2014, Inskeep approached an adult female victim at her residence in Marmaduke, while she was holding her infant daughter and unloading groceries from her automobile. The victim testified at trial that she did not know Inskeep and never saw him before that day.
Inskeep motioned to the victim from inside a pickup truck and asked her to come to the truck, but she refused and went inside her house. Inskeep exited the pickup truck, wearing only a red sweatshirt and naked from the waist down.
The victim quickly began to shut the front door, but Inskeep ran toward the door, forced his way inside the house and lunged at the victim, scratching her infant daughter on the cheek. The victim began screaming and running through her house. The victim’s husband, who was asleep in a bedroom, woke up and chased Inskeep out of the house. Inskeep fled the scene and was arrested the next day by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.
Chief Steve Franks of the Marmaduke Police Department testified at trial that both the victim and her husband identified Inskeep from a photo lineup.
Ellington expressed his gratitude for the hard work of Chief Franks and officers of the Marmaduke Police Department, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, and Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys Robert F. Thompson III and Adam Butler of Paragould.