BLYTHEVILLE, AR – Dante Reed, 20, pleaded guilty today to Second Degree Murder. Reed was charged in October 2016 after police said he shot and killed Michael Angelo Scott, 33. Judge Cindy Thyer sentenced Reed to thirty years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Gina Knight represented the State of Arkansas in this case. Second Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said, “I appreciate the hard work Deputy Prosecutor Gina Knight put into this case. I also want to thank the Blytheville Police Department for their handling of this case. Through the efforts of both, a murderer is now behind bars and away from the citizens of Mississippi County.”