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Jeannie Roberts

General Assignment Reporter

Recent Stories by Jeannie Roberts

Judge set to decide on alcohol petition

posted: 08/27/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

A circuit judge will decide early next week whether Randolph County residents will get to vote on an alcohol-sales measure in November.

Judge innocent in toddler son's death in hot car

posted: 08/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 13

A jury acquitted Garland County Circuit Judge Wade Naramore of negligent homicide Friday night in the death of his 17-month-old son, Thomas.

Defense witness in hot-car-death trial tells how brain can forget child

posted: 08/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 8

HOT SPRINGS -- On the morning of July 24, 2015, the day Thomas died after being left for about five hours in a hot car, Wade Naramore had numerous factors working against him, a defense expert witness said and recounted details of what Naramore had told him of the day. "It could happen to anyone," Diamond said, a belief that was reinforced in 2009 when Diamond forgot his 6-month-old grandchild in the car.

'I freaked out,' judge told police; Naramore on video details events of the day boy died

posted: 08/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 8

Garland County Circuit Judge Wade Naramore and his wife, Ashley, wanted to celebrate their five-year wedding anniversary on the evening of July 24, 2015, with their 17-month-old son Thomas by their side.

Jury sees photos of child left in hot car; 8 tell of day judge’s son died

posted: 08/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 9

As photographs of the body of 17-month-old Thomas Naramore were passed around the jury box Tuesday, one juror looked up at the ceiling, refusing to look at the images as he passed them to the next person in line.

Lawyers pick hot-car-death jury; testimony to start in negligent-homicide case against judge

posted: 08/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

HOT SPRINGS -- Attorneys in the negligent homicide case against a Garland County circuit judge whose 17-month-old son died last summer after being left in a hot car took nearly 10 hours Monday to whittle about 50 potential jurors down to a jury of 12 plus one alternate.

Fallen deputy shielded public, peers say

posted: 08/13/2016 3:53 a.m. Comment 1

In law enforcement there is a thin blue line that stands solid between two factions: the sheep and the wolves -- the vulnerable community and the criminals who threaten its safety.

Ex-Arkansas prison chaplain convicted of sex assaults starts sentence

posted: 08/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Authorities clasped handcuffs around the wrists of Kenneth Dewitt, the former chaplain at a women's state prison, when he surrendered Monday to Jackson County sheriff's deputies to begin serving time for sexually assaulting three female inmates.

In hot-car case involving Arkansas judge, device said to hold crime files

posted: 07/30/2016 5:39 a.m. Comments 4

The thumb drive that reportedly held video from the day the 17-month-old son of a Garland County circuit judge died after being left in a hot car also contained other evidentiary files from Hot Springs Police Department cases.

Ex-Arkansas prison chaplain says guilty in sex assaults

posted: 07/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Kenneth Dewitt, the former chaplain at a women's state prison, sat silently and alone in the back row of a Sharp County courtroom Tuesday for about a half-hour before he heard his name called.

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