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Archive for the ‘Court’ Category

New Chief Public Defender Named

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Mazzanti When chief public defender Steven Porch was selected by Gov. Hutchinson to fill the vacant position of Circuit Judge, caused by the recent death of Judge Luevonda Ross, Porch’s public defender manager seat became vacant. (more…)

State Rep. Candidate Jim Hall Loses 2nd Appeal – Will Miss Election, While Spending 90 Days in Jail, Pending 3rd Appeal

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Hall, a candidate for state representative district 9, covering Drew and Ashley counties, lost his State Appeals Court case, in an attempt to overturn his 2013 conviction, for harassment and/or harassing communications.

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Appeals Court Denies Victoria Pedraza’s Appeals, Inclucing “Sex Offender” Status

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Victoria Pedraza leaving Courthouse after her 20 year sentence for Permitting Abuse of a Minor, which led to the death of her Daughter.

Victoria Pedraza leaving Courthouse after her 20 year sentence for Permitting Abuse of a Minor, which led to the death of her Daughter.

In July of 2013, Victoria Pedraza pled guilty in Drew County Circuit Court to permitting abuse of a minor, in the death of her 2 year old daughter, Aubriana Coke. She was sentenced to serve 5 – 20 years in ADC.

She has appealed, arguing that the circuit court judge erred by (1) requiring her to register as a sex offender, (2) engaging in inappropriate conduct during her sentencing trial, and (3) not disqualifying himself from presiding over her sentencing trial (which was held with a jury).
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Boat Builder found Guilty of 12 Counts of Theft of Property over $1,000, Get 12 Years Probation

Friday, February 6th, 2015

imageLocal Businessman’s Jury Trial for 12 Counts of “Theft of Property”
Business Owner’s Jury Trial -11 am Update
Business Owner’s Jury Trial -1 pm Update
Business Owner’s Jury Trial – 2:30 Update
Defendant Takes the Stand – 4:30 Update
Trial Still in Progress –7:45 Update
Jury Trial – 8:30 Update
9:30 pm Jury Trial Update – The Jury Has Reached a Verdict
Jury Report –11:15 PM Update
Jury Announces Sentence, Minutes before Midnight

New District Judge Takes the Bench

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Longtime local attornry Sara Hartness is now serving as the Drew County District Court Judge, following the expired term of Judge Luevonda Ross, who was appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe in November, 2012, filling the unexpired term of Judge Ken Harper.

Whie in the bench, Judge Ross compiled some impressive statistics from the court, as detailed in the Judge’s report to city council, at their last meeting.

Update & Summary – “Not Guilty” Verdict Returned by Jury in 20 Minutes

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

trial update jury courtroomShooting Trial Underway
Victim Testifies About Shooting
“Description of the Shooting”
16 Year Old Testifies in Shooting Trial
16 Year Old’s Mother Testifies
Defendant Testifies “Self Defense” in Shooting

At 5:50 PM, Friday, after only 20 minutes of deliberation, a jury of 3 men and 9 women returned a final verdict of not guilty in the trial of Jimmy Gibson for the November, 2013 shooting of a Star City man in northern Drew County.

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Williams Sentenced to Life in Prison, Plus 20 Years for First Degree Murder & Abuse of Corpse

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

WilliamsMurder Trial Underway
Jury Selected for Murder Trial
Prosecution Opening Statement
Defense’s Opening Argument
Investigator’s Testimony
Testimony of Williams Telling where the Body was Buried
Video of Interview is Shown & Its Testimony
Psychologist Testifies Defendant “Feigning Psychosis” – End of a Day Update
Prosecution Rests Case in Williams Murder Trial
Defense Rests without Williams Testifying in his own Defense in Murder Trial
Prosecution’s Closing Argument
Murder Case Goes to the Jury
Jury Verdict is In……
Williams Previously Convicted of Manslaughter & Attempted Murder
Jury Returns in 8 Minutes with Max Sentence

Masked Burglar Vandalizes Public Defender’s Office, Saturday Night

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

racoon 012 (2)When a member of the Public Defender’s office stopped by their office, Saturday evening, to pick up a file, they found the building ramsacked, window blinds destroyed, tables turned over, and files strew all over the desks and floor.

A trail of mischief led them to a back office where the masked suspect was found sleeping in the corner of another room.

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2006 Log Truck Wreck 4 Day Jury Trial, Wednesday Summary

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

za zaA big rig wreck on Oct. 2, 2006 in Calhoun County led to the trial, which is expected to last 3-4 days.zc

While driving a loaded log truck on Calhoun County Road #2,, Gene Gibson (a Drew County resident) had the loaded log truck he was driving, run off of the pavement and rolled onto its right side.

A log shifted, and enter the cab, apparently injuring Gibson.

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