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Polk County Men Plead Not Guilty to Murder in Logan County Court

BY MELANIE BUCK – Two Polk County men charged with 1st Degree Murder pled not guilty in Logan County Circuit Court on Friday, May 1, in connection with the death of Booneville resident, Ritchie Lee Lynch. Lynch was found dead in his home in Booneville on April 6, 2015 from multiple gunshot wounds. Nick Charles Stoicu, age 39, and Joseph ...

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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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Roberts to Appear in Polk County Circuit Court

BY LEANN DILBECK – Karl D. Roberts is scheduled to appear in Polk County Circuit Court Wednesday, September 18, for an appeal hearing to determine whether or not he will be granted his ‘Rule 37.5’ waiver. Roberts was convicted in May of 2000 for the 1999 rape and murder of his 12-year-old niece, Andria Brewer, better known to her friends ...

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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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