Category Archives: Court

Harrison man arrested for rape nearly 40 years after the alleged incident

Proving that even cold cases can heat up in a moment, Boone County officials arrested a Harrison man on Friday for a rape alleged to have occurred in Wisconsin nearly 40 years ago. Jimmy Dale Mulanex, 57, is being held … Continue reading

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More on this morning’s Supreme Court session

The Arkansas Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of HPD, LLC v. Tetra Technologies, Inc., this morning at the El Dorado Conference Center. At issue is the Union County Circuit Court’s November 2011 order denying HPD’s motion for … Continue reading

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Supreme Court hears arguments in El Dorado

For the first time in a decade, the Arkansas Supreme Court held a session in El Dorado this morning in which the case of HPD, LLC. v. Tetra Technologies, Inc., was argued in front of an audience at the El … Continue reading

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Hearing set in WM3 suit

A Crittenden County circuit judge has set an Oct. 24 date for a hearing from the mother of one of the West Memphis Three victims who is suing for access to evidence gathered surrounding the death of her son Stevie … Continue reading

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WM3: A year later

The New York Times caught up with the men known as the West Memphis Three a year after their release from prison 17 years after they were originally convicted for the brutal murders of three young boys. In July 2007, … Continue reading

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Ruling makes it unclear whether state can perform executions

The Arkansas State Supreme Court left prison and state officials scratching their heads today after a decision struck down the state’s execution law, making it unclear whether Arkansas has a legal means of carrying out executions. In a 5-2 opinion, … Continue reading

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Hart assigned $350,000 sheriff’s bond

Richard Eli Hart, arrested on Monday in connection with the Friday night deadly shooting of his fiancee, was assigned a $350,000 sheriff’s bond today in Union County District Court. Shackled at the ankles, Hart told Judge George Van Hook that … Continue reading

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County, Hudson named in wrongful death lawsuit

Union County and Hudson Memorial Nursing Home have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit which claims failing treatment by the latter resulted in pain, loss of dignity and death for a resident. According to the complaint, these failings in … Continue reading

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Federal indictments rain down on alleged FFB robbers

Three individuals with ties to El Dorado were federally indicted Tuesday for a December 2011 aggravated robbery of First Financial Bank, according to a release from Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas. Indicted include: Aaron … Continue reading

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30-year cold case ends in El Dorado man’s arrest

An approximately 30-year-old cold case was resolved today when a man who escaped from a Louisiana justice facility in the 1970s was arrested in El Dorado, where he had been living. According to Union County Sheriff Chief Investigator Clark Burton, … Continue reading

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“If he dies you can be charged with murder.”

An El Dorado man arrested for first-degree domestic battery after he allegedly hit his father in the head with the claw end of a hammer was assigned a $10,000 cash or corporate surety bond in Union County District Court today. … Continue reading

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Cole-Sartor lawsuit continues to move

Both sides continue to file motions in the Byron Sartor-Tony Cole employment lawsuit which was removed to federal court in February, according to documents filed in Union County Circuit Court. Mark Hayes, of the Arkansas Municipal League, which is representing … Continue reading

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BancorpSouth class action could settle for $1.75M

A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of BancorpSouth customers who allege they were assessed improper overdraft fees could settle for $1.75 million, according to the Associated Press. The suit, filed in an Arkansas federal court, alleges that the bank … Continue reading

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Juvenile sentencing cases make their way to U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is batting around the issue of life in prison without parole for juveniles sentenced on murder charges. According to the Associated Press, the justices are looking into cases of two 14-year-olds — one in Alabama and … Continue reading

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Man receives 30-year sentence for aggravated robbery

After admitting that he and his three codefendants split the $300 they reaped in a robbery of K & J Truck Stop on Dec. 26, 2011, Jerrick Eutsey was sentenced to 30 years in prison. He told Judge Hamilton Singleton … Continue reading

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