Jury Gives Woman 15 Years in ADC for Stabbing Man in Front of Child

MARION, AR – Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington announces Tanisha Gillard, 26, was convicted by jury in Crittenden County Circuit Court of the Murder in the Second Degree of Wesley Booker, 24. On September 2, 2017, Gillard and Booker got into a verbal disagreement in front of Booker’s young child regarding Booker’s tardiness [...]

By |2018-10-09T15:11:40+00:00September 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Clay County Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

PIGGOTT, AR – Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington announces Shane I. Thompson, 43, entered a guilty plea today in the Circuit Court of Clay County, Eastern District, in Piggott. His plea involved four counts of Distributing, Possessing, and Viewing Matter Depicting Sexually Explicit Conduct Involving a Child. He was sentenced to ten years [...]

By |2018-09-19T16:01:21+00:00September 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Jury Finds Mississippi County Man Guilty of Rape

BLYTHEVILLE, AR – A jury in Mississippi County found Willie Antoine Matlock, 46, guilty of the charge of Rape today in Blytheville Circuit Court. The case originated by a hotline call to the Arkansas State Police child abuse hotline. The victim, who is now twelve, testified that she was abused by the defendant from the [...]

By |2018-09-13T13:01:56+00:00September 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Jonesboro Man Sentenced to 25 Years by Craighead County Jury

CONTACT: Scott Ellington Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Phone: (870) 932-1513   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jonesboro Man Sentenced to 25 Years by Craighead County Jury JONESBORO, AR –Alex Rankin, 41, of Jonesboro, was convicted today by a Craighead County jury of Murder 1 in the death of Dewayne Manning, 23, of Jonesboro.  The jury recommended [...]

By |2018-08-31T16:35:13+00:00August 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Mississippi County Man Pleads Guilty Before Jury Can Be Selected

BLYTHEVILLE, AR – A Mississippi County jury gathered to hear the case of Montarris Raiford on Tuesday morning, but before they could be selected, Mr. Raiford decided to plea guilty to the charges he faced. Raiford, 44, was charged with the August 2015 murder of Joseph Anderson Jr., 47. The incident occurred due to a [...]

By |2018-08-31T15:32:26+00:00July 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments