Category Archives: Crime

Deathly force deemed necessary in Hux shootout

In a letter addressed to the Arkansas State Police, 13th Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Robin Carroll deemed deadly force necessary in the January shootout between officers and Donnie Hux. The nearly six-month investigation circled subpoenaed phone records, searched residences and hundreds … 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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Three reportedly storm UCAPS

On the heels of last week’s termination of Union County Animal Protection Society Manager Tanja Jackson, the shelter was the target of several unwanted persons. According to a Union County Sheriff’s Office report, on Friday three white females reportedly forced … 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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Man arrested for biting, spitting on officers

An El Dorado man was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on an officer after he allegedly bit one corrections officer and spit on another, according to a Union County Sheriff’s Office report. Vernon L. Shutes, 33, of 1408 … Continue reading

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Fred Smith ruled ineligible for May primary

A judge in Pulaski County wrapped up a statewide controversy today when she ruled that former Harlem Globetrotter and former state legislator Fred Smith will not appear on the ballot for the May primary. Smith, who filed for state Senate … Continue reading

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N-T study finds no felons hunting with firearms

Union County’s felons are apparently following the rules that restrict them from utilizing a firearm while hunting — though not a lot can be said for those arrested using firearms in other capacities. According to data requested by the News-Times … Continue reading

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EPD seeks white man, medium-build in FFB attempted robbery

The El Dorado Police Department is searching for a medium-build white male wearing a black T-shirt, black sunglasses and a black hat who allegedly attempted to rob the South Washington First Financial Bank midday Friday. According to an EPD report, … Continue reading

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UCSO: Fatal shooting could have been self defense

Union County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking into the possibility of self defense in the shooting death of 37-year-old Gabriel Island Wednesday night at the hands of his wife, Velisa Island. Following a verbal altercation between the couple at approximately … Continue reading

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Alleged police car slider arrested after reporting crime

A 23-year-old man was arrested Saturday for damaging an El Dorado police car. But get this — he was the one who reported the crime, indicating to officers that he saw someone else jumping on the hood of the patrol … Continue reading

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ASP issues Silver Alert for Stephens man

At the behest of the Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office, the Arkansas State Police issued a Silver Alert today for 77-year-old Grady Arnold who was last seen leaving his Stephens home on Wednesday. According to Arkansas Online, Arnold, who is described … 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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EPD: Kitchen brawl inspires violent charges

A 31-year-old El Dorado woman was arrested Wednesday for a number of violent charges after she allegedly beat her girlfriend and threw a pan of eggs in the other woman’s face, according to an El Dorado Police Department report. Autumn … 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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