Craighead County man acquitted of sexual assault at jury trial

JONESBORO, Ark. — Craighead County jurors have acquitted a Jonesboro man accused of sexual assault.

Maverick Andrew Loyd, 33, of Jonesboro was found not guilty Thursday afternoon after a three day jury trial in Craighead County Circuit Court at Jonesboro. 

Loyd had been accused of sexual assault in the 2nd degree of a teenage female. Had he been convicted, Loyd faced up to 20 years imprisonment.

Loyd was defended by attorneys Zach Morrison of Lake City and Mark Rees of Jonesboro. 

“My co-counsel, Mr. Rees, and I are pleased that 12 unbiased, impartial members of this community agreed with us, and found Maverick not guilty,” Morrison said. “We felt all along that the alleged victim was untruthful in the accusation and the evidence did not support the accusation at all. Justice has been served. We appreciate the time and careful consideration of the jurors.”

Morrison noted that jurors wrote at the bottom of their verdict form finding Loyd not guilty, “Lack of Evidence.”

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