Today's Paper Search Latest New app In the news Traffic #Gazette200 Paper Trails Listen Digital replica FAQ Weather Newsletters Obits Puzzles + Games Archive
story.lead_photo.caption Joseph Avellino - Photo by Cross County sheriff's office

A woman is recovering after she was shot in the face with a crossbow in Cross County on Monday evening, authorities said.

Deputies responded to a home on Cross County Road 727 at about 6:20 p.m. after receiving a call about a woman being shot with a crossbow, according to a news release by the sheriff’s office. After arriving, authorities determined the victim had already left for the hospital, the release states.

Authorities arrested Joseph Avellino, 34, of Wynne and charged him with first-degree battery and three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. He is being held at Cross County jail, according to an online roster.

Deputies did not provide details on the victim's condition or on a suspected motive. A message left with the sheriff's office seeking additional information wasn't immediately returned on Tuesday morning.


Sponsor Content

You must be signed in to post comments


  • UoABarefootPhdFICYMCA
    February 12, 2019 at 9:15 a.m.

    shoots woman in face, smiles for photo.
    maybe he caught her looking at other dudes.
    thats a solid defense in Arkansas.

  • Foghorn
    February 12, 2019 at 9:27 a.m.

    How is the charge not attempted murder?

  • UoABarefootPhdFICYMCA
    February 12, 2019 at 10:07 a.m.

    i dont know if youve noticed or even when a woman intentionally drives over a man with a car... "screaming im going to kill you"
    rarely is anyone charged with attempted murder around here ;o(

  • UoABarefootPhdFICYMCA
    February 12, 2019 at 10:08 a.m.

    maybe because in southern states the government intentionally murders? idk

  • odinson
    February 12, 2019 at 4:24 p.m.

    Ignorance abounds in this state. The cops charge a person for what they can be held for... The state charges a person for what they can prove. Charges can change throughout the process. Duh!

  • Longhaul
    February 13, 2019 at 1:38 p.m.

    Uoabare U r not funny in fact I think u r one sick SOB.