Scott Ellington
Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney
(870) 932-1513 – Phone

Prosecutor Ellington Announces Arrest of Circuit Judge Wade Naramore

HOT SPRINGS, AR, February 11, 2016 – Scott Ellington, District Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas and Special Prosecuting Attorney for Garland County, Arkansas, announces the arrest of Garland County Circuit Judge Wade Naramore in the July 2015 heat-related death of his two-year-old son.

Ellington authorized Hot Springs Police Detective Mark Fallis and Detective Sgt. Chris Hays to seek an arrest warrant for Judge Naramore on one count of negligent homicide, Arkansas Code § 5-10-105. The warrant is related to the July 24, 2015 death of son, Thomas Naramore, age 2, of Hot Springs. Naramore surrendered himself today at the Garland County Detention Center in Hot Springs where he was booked and released on February 11, 2016. He was released on $5,000 bond.

The State is represented in this matter by Ellington and two of his deputies, Crittenden County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tom Young and Craighead County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Charles Finkenbinder.

This release contains only allegations. Judge Naramore is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.