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Roberts Back in Court on 18th Anniversary of Murder

BY MELANIE BUCK – On the 18th anniversary of her death, Andi Brewer’s family found themselves back in Polk County Circuit Court watching a post-conviction relief hearing for her convicted rapist and murderer, Karl Roberts. Roberts’ defense team continues to seek relief for him arguing ‘ineffective counsel’ in the latest legal maneuvering that has spanned almost two decades and in ...

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Stover Appeal Denied by Arkansas Supreme Court

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed a decision made by a Polk County jury in the case of Daniel Stover, age 28, who was convicted and sentenced in April 2016 of one count of Rape (an enhanced sentence of life without parole), two counts of First Degree Sexual Assault (an enhanced sentence of two terms of life), ...

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Fox Pleads Guilty in Court Wednesday

BY MELANIE BUCK – Jessica M. Fox pled guilty and was sentenced in Polk County Circuit Court on Wednesday for two counts of Introduction of Controlled Substance into the Body of Another Person. Her sentence was handed down by Judge Jerry Ryan who set each count to run concurrent, and totaled 20 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. Fox ...

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Burr Arraigned in Polk County Following Arrest in Sevier County

BY MELANIE BUCK – Alicia Burr was present in Polk County Court this morning where Judge Jerry Ryan was presiding, concerning an alleged probation violation stemming from an incident that occurred in DeQueen in February. Burr was previously convicted in Polk County Circuit Court when she pled “no contest” to Arson {5-38-301}, a Class A Felony, three counts of Aggravated ...

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Arm’s Landmark Conviction Upheld by Arkansas Court of Appeals

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld the decision of a Polk County jury in the landmark case of Melissa McCann-Arms who was convicted on January 13, 2014, of one count of Introduction of a Controlled Substance into the Body of Another Person, for which she was sentenced to 20 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. ...

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Roberts Tells the Court, “I’m ready to go.”

BY LEANN DILBECK – “I would like to live but at the same time I am bound by law to take responsibility for the wrongs I’ve done. I’m ready to go,” were the words spoken today by Karl D. Roberts as he took the stand in Polk County Circuit Court before Honorable Judge J. W. Looney. Approximately 30 people attended ...

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