BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. – District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington announces that this afternoon a Mississippi County Jury sitting in Blytheville found Anfernee Wells, 27 of Blytheville, guilty of Murder in the First Degree, in the shooting death of Vincent Stone, 22 of Blytheville, at Williams Park on June 22, 2015.
“The jury was made up of four men and eight women,” Ellington said. “Judge Melissa Richardson followed the jury’s recommendation of forty (40) years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.”
The State was represented by Deputy Prosecutors Curtis Walker and Gina Knight.
Ellington said, “I really appreciate Curtis and Gina picking up this case with Will Thompson’s recent departure for the U.S. Air Force. The worked many hours to get this case ready for this term.”
Wells’s co-defendant Daniel Johnson was previously found guilty by a jury on 4-20-16 and sentenced to life.
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. – JCPenney will be leaving the Chickasaw Plaza in Blytheville.
The Penney’s location at 301 North Service Road in Blytheville is one of 138 stores announced to be closing. A press release says most of the stores will be closing in June, affecting approximately 5,000 jobs nationwide.
“JCPenney is in the process of identifying relocation opportunities within the company for esteemed leaders,” the release stated. “Additionally, JCPenney will provide outplacement support services for those eligible associates who will be leaving the Company. Most affected stores will begin the liquidation process on April 17.” Continue reading “Blytheville JCPenney 1 of 138 closing”
PARAGOULD, Ark. – A Mississippi County man was arrested in Paragould on allegations of having two baggies of meth on his person.
Greene County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Tommy Huffstetler was traveling north on South 6th Street behind a 2001 Nissan Altima with a Tennessee license plate. The vehicle braked and both lights did not work, according to the report, leading to the initial stop.
When the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed a backseat passenger who had a black container on his lap. The suspect apparently tried to conceal it in his waistband, which the officer noticed. He radioed for backup at this time.
Four men were removed from the vehicle and searched without incident. The container the suspect attempted to hide was opened and inside – meth. Two small corner cut baggies containing crystal methamphetamine were inside of the container, the report said.
Robert Lynn Stigall, 30, of Blytheville, was arrested. He faces a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine, along with misdemeanor charges for marijuana possession.
(Featured photo: Stigall. Source: GCSD)