Man convicted in Poinsett County for manslaughter

TRUMANN, Ark. – A Poinsett County jury convicted a man of manslaughter Wednesday. 

The jury convicted Charles Davis, 60, of Harrisburg, of manslaughter by in the shooting death of Jeff Foster of the Pitts Community of Poinsett County. 

Judge Barbara Halsey followed the jury’s recommendation and sentenced Davis to ten years in prison and $10,000 fine. 

The trial lasted two days, according to information from District Prosecutor Scott Ellington. The conviction came late Wednesday.

Foster was found shot and killed near Highway 18 in Pitts in Feb. 2015.

The state was represented by Deputy Prosecutor Tom Haynes and Charles Finkenbinder. 



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