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Man accused in Little Rock bank robberies admits stealing, denies having a gun

posted: 09/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A man accused of an armed robbery rampage testified Wednesday that he'd stolen from three Little Rock banks and a drugstore but denied he ever used a weapon or threatened anyone.

Judge sets higher bail for Arkansas man in slaying case

posted: 09/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A capital-murder suspect had his bail reinstated Wednesday on the condition that he submit to electronic monitoring and weekly drug tests if he's released from jail.

Bank teller testifies at trial of man accused in robberies in west Little Rock, the Heights

updated: 09/28/2016 10:51 a.m. Discuss

If she was going to die at work, bank teller Phalon Montgomery Austin wanted her killer to look her in the eye when he pulled the trigger, she told a Pulaski County jury on Tuesday.

Judge to decide if $43,069 found during Arkansas traffic stop is tied to drugs, whether it can be seized

posted: 09/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

Who owns $43,069 confiscated from a North Carolina man stopped for speeding last year in Arkansas?

Thief gets 25 years, says she’ll repay two employers

posted: 09/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Serial thief Kelli Lynn Silor has accepted a 25-year prison sentence in an arrangement with prosecutors that stands to add another 10 years to her sentence if she doesn’t repay more than $22,000 she stole from two employers.

Serial thief gets 25 years, agrees to repay $22,000 to Arkansas car dealer, dentist

updated: 09/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

Serial thief Kelli Lynn Silor has accepted a 25-year prison sentence in an arrangement with prosecutors that stands to add another 10 years to her sentence if she doesn't repay more than $22,000 she stole from two employers.

Bail halved for Little Rock murder suspect; defense attorney rips case, readies 2 alibi witnesses

updated: 09/23/2016 10:52 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County circuit judge on Thursday cut in half the $1 million bail of a 26-year-old Little Rock man charged with first-degree murder after defense attorney Greg Bryant produced two alibi witnesses who can testify that the defendant was with them when the victim was killed.

Abduction of ex-girlfriend draws 6 years for Sherwood man, but rape trial ahead

posted: 09/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A 32-year-old Sherwood man who abducted his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint and took her to a Cross County dirt road where he fired off the weapon while threatening to kill himself was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday.

Prosecutors rest Pulaski County kidnap case; defense says armed man was suicidal, just wanted to talk

posted: 09/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

On Nov. 11, 2014, Brandon Wallace wanted to kill himself.

Late witness delays Little Rock murder trial; judge jails ex-girlfriend of defendant and victim

updated: 09/21/2016 12:47 p.m. Comments 2

The murder trial of a Little Rock man who said he was forced to shoot a man to save himself was delayed Tuesday after the prosecution's key witness -- a woman who has children with both men -- was more than an hour late getting to court.

Little Rock crash victim gets $48,000

posted: 09/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County jury has awarded $48,000 to a woman injured in a car crash in front of her workplace.

Prosecutor drops marijuana, gun charges after Arkansas State Police misplace evidence

posted: 09/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Prosecutors dropped charges Monday against a North Carolina man arrested with more than $43,000 and a stolen pistol in his car after Arkansas State Police misplaced drug evidence.

Arkansan gets minimum sentence in attack on ex-lover; jury hits impasses on rape charge

posted: 09/16/2016 6:16 a.m. Discuss

A 41-year-old Jacksonville man received the minimum sentence of five years Tuesday for attacking his ex-girlfriend in her Little Rock home, after the six-man, six-woman Pulaski County jury could not agree whether he had also raped her.

Judge: Rearrest murder suspect after found with marijuana in Little Rock crash

posted: 09/16/2016 3:48 a.m. Comments 6

A Pulaski County circuit judge has ordered the arrest of a teenage capital-murder suspect after prosecutors reported he had been found with marijuana after crashing his car over the weekend.

Man given 4 years in '15 fatal gunfire

posted: 09/16/2016 3:22 a.m. Discuss

The second of two men linked to a fatal February 2015 shooting was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday.




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