Month: September 2016

Two killed in Sharp County crash

SHARP COUNTY, Ark. – Two were killed in an accident in Sharp County on Monday, Arkansas State Police reported.

Zachary Michael Alliss, 24, and Rayn Malia Alliss, 22, both of Highland, died as a result of the accident. It happened at about 6:12 p.m. Monday evening on U.S. Highway 63 in Sharp County. The accident report from ASP says their 2006 Kia Optima was headed north and left the roadway while negotiating a curve.

The vehicle then crashed into a tree.

The report states the injured were taken to The Med in Memphis, Tenn., but does not specify whom. Both passed away as a result of the accident.

Conditions were clear and dry at the time of the accident the trooper reported.

Woman reports trio beat, burglarized her

JONESBORO, Ark. – While a woman was at her apartment, she reported three assailants busting in, beating her up and then stealing jewelry from her.

The report was made about 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon at 923 East Craighead Forest Road. The victim said three had entered her home, beat her up and took her jewelry. Jonesboro police arrived to find the apartment ransacked. Tables were overturned, every drawer was pulled out, lamps were broken and pictures pulled off of the walls.

The victim was also worse for the wear, with multiple injuries including a bruise on her right upper arm, a knot and scratch by her right eye and ligature marks around the neck from being choked by a lamp cord.

She told officers the names of the suspects – redacted from the report provided by JPD – and said they were “on drugs but no looking for drugs, they just wanted her jewelry.” According to her report, she was punched in the face as soon as they entered the apartment. She was held down, hit in the back of the head with a lamp and then choked by the cord from the lamp. One man and two females were involved in the incident.

After the burglary ended, the three left in a small gray pickup truck.

The suspects face serious felony charges including aggravated assault, aggravated residential burglary and misdemeanor theft charges.

Reyno man killed in crash late Thursday

REYNO, Ark. – A young man from Reyno was killed in a wreck Thursday in Randolph County.

It happened Thursday night just before midnight, when Keeven Pankey, 22, of Reyno, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet eastbound on Highway 328. About one and a half miles east of the Current River Bridge, Pankey’s vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, according to the Arkansas State Police crash report.

The Chevy struck a ditch and flipped, ejecting the driver from the wreckage. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and the conditions were clear and dry, the reporting officer said.

The body was taken to McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas.