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Pocahontas man accused of raping 18-year-old

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – A 25-year-old man is accused of rape after he allegedly refused to stop having sex with a girl who told him no several times.

The release states Matthew Colten Simpson, 25, of Pocahontas, was arrested Saturday, Sept. 16. Police say they responded to a call from an 18-year-old Pocahontas girl who accused Simpson of engaging in sexual activity with her against her wishes. He was brought before Circuit Judge Phil Smith on Monday, Sept. 19, and bond was set at $ 25,000 cash or professional. He was being held on a charge of rape, a Class Y Felony, and is scheduled to appear in Randolph County Circuit Court on November 1, 2017. Continue reading “Pocahontas man accused of raping 18-year-old”

POSTPONED: Order of the Pack/Big Great A-State Tailgate

JONESBORO – The annual Order of the Pack student spirit event is rescheduled to Thursday, Sept. 14, with the University of Miami Hurricanes’ cancellation of this Saturday’s game.

The 21st annual event will now precede what will be the home opener, the game with UAPB on Saturday, Sept. 16.

The Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce has also rescheduled its annual Big Great A-State Tailgate to Friday, Sept. 15, in downtown.

For more details on festivities surrounding Order of the Pack, go online to

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