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Roberts Appeal Rejected by Arkansas Supreme Court

Family Continues Seeking ‘Justice for Andi’ BY LEANN DILBECK – Last week, the Arkansas Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Karl Douglas Roberts.  In a case that outraged the entire county and captured state-wide attention, Roberts confessed and was convicted and sentenced to die in May 2000 for the 1999 killing of his 12-year old niece Andria “Andi” Brewer in ...

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Karl D. Roberts Continues Seeking Appeal

BY MYSTI GATES – Eleven years following his confession and conviction, the defense team of Karl D. Roberts continues seeking an appeal after Roberts waived his rights to such. On November 3, 2011 the Polk County Circuit Court heard oral arguments in the case of Roberts v. the State of Arkansas. In a case that outraged the entire county and ...

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Polk County Deputies Apprehend Two In Connection with Murder

BY LEANN DILBECK – The Polk County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the apprehension of two suspects wanted for questioning in a murder.  Arkansas State Police received a call shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning, August 13, 2011, of a body being dumped at a raceway in Miller County.  Racetrack owner Clarence Hickey Junior reported that two individuals had dumped an ...

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Robert Toombs – Helping Veterans Receive What They Deserve

BY MICHAEL REISIG – For the last five years Robert Toombs has served with distinction as the Polk County Veteran’s Service Office and many a veteran in this area will tell you it was Toombs who went to bat for him or her and helped them get the benefits they were entitled to. Toombs was born in St. Louis, MO. ...

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Robert & Dolores Hutcheson – Serving and Protecting

As published September 22, 2010 BY MICHAEL REISIG – Robert and Dolores Hutcheson have a unique arrangement as far as couples go – they are both officers of the law. Robert is a deputy sheriff for Polk County and Dolores is a police officer with the City of Mena. They serve and protect our community in many fashions, and they ...

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Circuit Court Denies Karl Roberts’ Post-Conviction Relief

BY LEANN DILBECK – Circuit Judge J.W.  Looney signed an order further denying Karl Roberts attempt to seek “relief” from his 2000 murder conviction.  The document was prepared by Polk County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Williamson and filed in Polk County Circuit Clerk’s office Wednesday, June 30, 2010.  The order denies the post-conviction relief sought under Rule 37 of the Rules ...

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