Mississippi County Jury Convicts Felon for First-Degree Murder; Receives 35-Year Sentence

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. – On July 19, 2023, a Mississippi County jury, after a two-day trial, found Jeremy Reed, a convicted felon, guilty of first-degree murder, with an additional enhancement for firearm use during the crime.

Prosecuted by Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys Curtis Walker and Gina Nelson, Reed was charged in the murder of Willie Wright. Following the jury’s recommendation, Circuit Judge Scott Ellington handed down a sentence of 35 years imprisonment.

“Evil only prevails when the good are silent,” said Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Curtis Walker. “The good folks of Mississippi County, from the witnesses to the jury, refused to be silent and took a stand against the violence in our community with this verdict.”

Both Walker and Nelson expressed gratitude to the jury for their service and praised the Blytheville Police Department for their investigative efforts in the case.

Jeremy Reed

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