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Little Rock man disappears during forgery trial

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 19, 2012 at 8:35 a.m.

— Authorities are searching for a Little Rock man who walked away in the middle of his forgery trial in Pike County.

Pike County Sheriff Travis Hill said 46-year-old Matthew Williams Jr. remains at large after he walked away from a Murfreesboro courthouse on Dec. 3.

The Texarkana Gazette reported that Williams disappeared as the jury was deliberating his case. He had been free on bond pending the outcome of the trial.

The jury convicted Williams of first-degree forgery and sentenced him to 40 years in prison.

Williams, who represented himself at trial, was accused of cashing counterfeit checks at businesses in Murfreesboro and Delight.

Authorities say Williams will face charges of failure to appear.

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DEMOCRATREPUBLICAN says... December 19, 2012 at 10:01 a.m.

first-degree forgery and sentenced him to 40 years in prison.

This is crazy, child molestors and murderers don't get 40 years

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