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17-year-old facing capital murder charges

17-year-old facing capital murder charges

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - The murder of Jason "Snowman" Stovall led investigators to a 17-year-old boy who is now facing Capital Murder and Criminal Attempt Capital Murder charges. 

According to the Malvern Police Department, the teen was arrested May 26 and charged with capital murder and criminal attempt capital murder. He is currently being held in lieu of $100,000 cash or professional bond.

Police said the teen had apparently also been arrested in March and charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution.

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

Camden man with mobile youth program hopes for more

Camden man with mobile youth program hopes for more

CAMDEN, Ark. (KTHV) - One man's goal of keeping children out of after-school trouble is growing and needing help. 

Eric Gunter is the administrator of the Mobile Inter-Action (M.I.A.) program. It is a large vehicle driven around Camden to pick up children after school and provide them with safe activities, counteracting the influence of drugs in the community. The M.I.A. supplies warm meals, homework assistance, social activities and educational fieldtrips.  

The M.I.A. gives the children tutoring and mentoring in hopes to shape them towards a rewarding future. 

Have you seen this missing Arkansas man?

Have you seen this missing Arkansas man?

HOPE, Ark. (KTHV) -- Hope police are asking for the public's assistance in locating 58-year-old Larry Smith.

According to police, Smith was last seen on Feb. 4 at his apartment. He has not contacted family or friends since that date, and all of his belongings are said to still be inside his home.

No other description were released.

Benton police searching for registered sex offender

Benton police searching for registered sex offender

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Police are asking for help in finding a registered sex offender for registration violations and theft charges.

Bobby Poe, 45, has an active warrant for Failure to Comply with Registration and Reporting Requirements and Theft of Property, according to officials. 

Poe was residing in a motor home at the I-30 Travel Park, when he left the area without reporting a change in address. It is believed, Poe stole the motorhome and is currently residing in Texas. The stolen motorhome was located by the Dallas Police Department. 

This is an on-going investigation. 

Anyone with information about this crime or Poe’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.  

Man charged for beating child with rhinestone belt

Man charged for beating child with rhinestone belt

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) - A caregiver is in custody and charged with second-degree Battery, a Class C felony, after repeatedly whipping a juvenile with a rhinestone belt. 

Police say Richard McClure, 24, was left in charge by the mother to take care of the juvenile. He would not state to officials why he began whipping the juvenile, but there were reported bruising marks on the child as well as abrasions. 

McClure's arraignment has been set for March 3. 

For the full story check out the Siftings Herald website

Clark Co. man charged with battery for 2nd time

Clark Co. man charged with battery for 2nd time

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkadelphia resident charged for third degree battery for the second time and violating a restraining order. 

Johnny Ray Clayborn, 60, was arrested Dec. 23 for entering the female victim's home, against a restraining order, and causing her physical harm. 

According to reports, Clayborn was previously convicted of third degree battery back in November. 

Since it is Clayborn's second offense, it will be labeled as a Class D felony. The restraining order violation is considered a Class A misdemeanor. He is facing a possible six years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

To see the full story, check out the story here