Paragould Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Rape

PARAGOULD, AR – Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington announces today that a Paragould jury has convicted Jerry Wayne McKee, 63, of Rape, a class Y felony.  In 2018, McKee was arrested for the rape of a minor child, eleven years old at the time. The jury, composed of seven men and five women, [...]

By |2019-09-11T19:33:33-06:00September 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Trumann Man Pleads Guilty to Murder

HARRISBURG – A Poinsett County man pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a man at a Trumann Wal-Mart and the kidnapping of his estranged wife, announced Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington. Gabriel Urrabazo, 23, of Trumann entered the guilty plea a week before he was to [...]

By |2019-08-13T12:06:05-06:00August 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Blytheville Jury Convicts Man of First Degree Murder

JONESBORO – Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington announced that a Mississippi County Jury convicted Harold Bennett, 44, of Walnut Ridge in the first degree murder of Biana Rainer, 29. The jury, made up of six men and six women, recommended of a life sentence in the Arkansas Department of Corrections, along with an [...]

By |2019-08-08T17:20:56-06:00August 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Lake City Man Pleads to Manslaughter

JONESBORO – A Lake City man involved in a 2017 fatal car accident in Craighead County, pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday and will serve three years in the Arkansas Department of Correction, Craighead County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Henry said. John Ridge, 35, was originally charged with negligent homicide and second-degree battery and was scheduled [...]

By |2019-08-08T08:30:03-06:00August 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Jonesboro Woman Enters Guilty Plea

JONESBORO – A Jonesboro woman whose 2017 first-degree murder conviction was reversed by the Arkansas Supreme Court earlier this year, pleaded guilty to the charge Friday, Craighead County Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Grant DeProw said. Special Circuit Judge David Laser sentenced Tonisha Mitchell to 35 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction. Mitchell, 25, pleaded [...]

By |2019-08-08T08:30:50-06:00August 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments