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Resignation of Cross Co. District Court Judge Joseph Boeckmann

Boeckmann Resignation


JPD officers’ letter to city

Lets Take-Home a serious discussion about police pay

Dec. 2015 Health Inspections

Craighead County health inspections for the month of December 2015.

December 2015

Court documents reveal gruesome details in Malik Drummond case

On Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, Malik Drummond was reported missing from his Searcy home.

More than a year later police arrested the two-year-old toddler’s father, Jeffery Clifton, and charged him with capitol murder and abuse of a corpse.

A day later officers arrested Clifton’s girlfriend, Lesley Marcotte, for hindering apprehension of prosecution.

Court documents released on Thursday, Dec. 3, reveal gruesome details about the little boy’s death.

To read the affidavit for Clifton’s arrest: Jeffery Clifton Affidavit

To read the affidavit for Marcotte’s arrest: Lesley Marcotte Affidavit


Craighead County Health Inspections-Oct. 2015

October 2015

Craighead County Health Inspections-Sept. 2015

September 2015

State of Arkansas vs. Richard Jordon Tarver

On August 13 Scott Ellington, District Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District, filed formal capital murder charges against Richard Jordon Tarver, 30, of Bay in the abduction and killing of 90-year-old Lavinda Counce.

To read the 7-count felony information records filed in Craighead County Circuit Court, click Information Richard Jordon Tarver – Counce


Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The estate of Nicolas Perez Hernandez has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Cooper Marine & Timberlands, Logistic Services, and Severstal U.S. Holdings. To read the 13-page document, click here: Wrongful_Death_Lawsuit

August 2015 Health Inspections

To see this month’s health inspections in Craighead County, click here: August 2015

8-3-15 Football Fan Playoff Bracket

8-3-15 Football Fan Bracket