The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed, or that they have been found innocent, and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.
All criminal information is merely an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Prosecuting Attorney Andy Riner, within and for the 18th-West Judicial District of the State of Arkansas, of which Polk County is a part, in the name and by the authority of the State of Arkansas, on oath, do hereby accuse the defendant of committing in Polk County, Arkansas the following crimes:
Anthony B. Robertson, white male, 30, is accused of one count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, less than two grams, a class D felony, on June 29, 2020. The state intends to pursue enhanced penalties because Robertson has been convicted of more than one but fewer than four felonies.
Keleb J. Rushin, black male, 19, is accused of one count of failure to appear, a class D felony, on July 13, 2020.
Alyssa Danielle Singleton, white female, 26, is accused of theft of property on or between Nov. 2019 to Feb. 2020, a class C felony.
Two days have been set-aside in September for the trial of a Mena resident charged with Manslaughter. 22-year -old Chance Manasco is scheduled for trial September 17th and 18th in Howard County Circuit Court. The charges stem from a February 2019 accident that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Rachel Norman of Wickes. Norman and 3 other people were passengers in a vehicle driven by Manasco that was traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 84 near Umpire before overturning several times.
In addition to the Manslaughter charge, Manasco is also charged with First Degree Battery for the injuries that resulted to the other occupants.