Secure Storage 2
Holiday Inn Express
Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
Head of the Class
NorthSide Baptist Church
South Arkansas Business Solutions
Immanuel Baptist Church
Gibson & Keith
Lucky’s Of Monticello
LifeShare No Date
Time & Temp
War Eagle Boats
Seark Sod Farm
Pines Broadcasting Company
Union Bank 1
Scripture Of The Day
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)
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).
Last March, a 19-year-old Monticello female was charged with filing a false police report against a young man, causing his arrest.
According to Lt. Jason Akers of the Tenth Drug Task Force, a recent search warrant was executecd and led to the arrest of a Monticello man and the confiscation of an estimated 100 bags and individual rocks of crack cocaine, along with several ounces of marijuana and packaging material.
Local 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
Late Monday afternoon, all law enforcement officers in southeast Arkansas, were told to “be on the lookout for” 2 work release escapees, possibly armed, believed to be from Louisiana.
Harmon is a white male, around 35 years old, 5 feet 10 inches, and has red hair, He last seen January 6, in the Coleman area, when he went into the woods, apparently hunting.
An 18 year old Dermott man is facing charges of commercial burglary, theft of a firearm, and theft of property over $1,000, for a Christmas morning break-in, in Drew (more…)
The Monticello Police Department had thier 3rd annual shop with a cop program Saturday.
Over 70 children participated in the event.
Posted below is an update of the status of the case’s investigation.
Drew County Deputies were dispatched to a residence in Wilmar, Tuesday night, in reference to a local man being stabbed.
A Monticello man, recently convicted for the first degree murder of a young Warren woman, has agreed to a plea bargain of 15 years on the charge of gun possession at the time of the murder investigation.
Last Friday at approximately 5:40 PM Sheriff Mark Gober was traveling down Highway 172 when he observed a white Chevrolet Dually pickup parked partially in the northbound lane with the rear of the vehicle in the grass and the front of the vehicle touching the center line of the highway. As Sheriff Gober approached the vehicle it began traveling northbound.
Murder Trial Underway
Jury Selected for Murder Trial
Prosecution Opening Statement
Defense’s Opening Argument
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
At 2 am, , on a recent Saturday morning, the Drew County Sheriff’s Office, Monticello Police Department and SEEMS were dispatched to Barkada Rd. in reference to an ATV accident.
On Monday, July 28, the Drew County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Woodruff County Sheriff about a stolen ATV case. Woodruff County had a suspect in custody (who was driving a car registered in Drew County), and felt he was responsible for other thefts, as well.
A Monticello city council member was arrested, around 9 PM Sunday night, after he argued with law-enforcement officers, after being called by a friend/constituent to speak on his behalf.
A decision has been reached in dealing with the Monticello High School students involved in Wednesday night’s student pranks, which bordered on vandalism.
The man Drew County Sheriff’s Deputies were searching for, over the past week, is now assisting them in locating a large portions of the stolen property from his long and wide crime spree, that now has touched three counties.
A 31-year-old Monticello man, while visiting a friend or relative in Drew Memorial, allegedly took the opportunity to vandalize at least 20 restrooms in the hospital, taking several unusual items from the “facilities.”
The suspect in this case also made the news a few months ago for the early-morning theft of a forklift.
Wednesday morning around 11:15, 911 calls begin coming into Monticello dispatch reporting a loaded chip truck driving erratically on HWY 425 S., repeatedly crossing into the oncoming lane of traffic and for shoulder, even in curves and on hills.
In an unusual follow-up to the story below, about the burglary of cars on a local church’s parking lot last Sunday night, apparently the theives felt remorse when they opened their collection, finding a study Bible of one of the victims.
A Monticello man was stabbed multiple times, and assaulted with many different household “weapons” Friday night (including a beer can, a boot, and a space heater,) after he tried to separate the suspect and the girlfriend that he as allegedly fighting with.
Tomorrow is forecast to be Much Cooler than today. Chance of showers.
Sunday 04/26 20%
High 79° / Low 55°
Considerable cloudiness. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.
Monday 04/27 50%
High 66° / Low 51°
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. Thunder possible. High 66F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Razorback Body Shop
Cash Saver Food Outlet
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC
Monticello Animal Clinic
Tiny Thai Place
The Guest House
State Farm David Funderburg
Union Bank 2
First Arkansas Financial
Reggie’s Lock & Key
Southern Quality Construction
Cass Martin Realty
2. DMH Shrum
The Computer Guys
Cedar Hills Apartments
Law Office Of Sara Hartness