Tag: Blytheville

Jury finds Blytheville man guilty of murder and robbery

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. – A conviction for a killer happened today in Blytheville.

Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington announced today that a Mississippi County jury in Blytheville found Michael Jackson, 25, of Blytheville, guilty of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Robbery in the death of Yuri McKeever, 27, on June 8, 2016 in Blytheville.

Circuit Judge Melissa Richardson followed the jury’s recommendation and sentenced Jackson to 20 years on Murder in the First Degree and 20 years on Aggravated Robbery. The sentences will run consecutively for a total of 40 years. The Jury was made up of seven men and five women. Continue reading “Jury finds Blytheville man guilty of murder and robbery”

Blytheville man found guilty of murder 

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. – District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington announced that a Mississippi County jury found Kordarro Woodard, 25, guilty of first degree murder today in the death of Martha George, 37, both of Blytheville.

The state alleged Woodard went to George’s home after midnight on June 19, 2016 where he argued and fought with her, poured gas on her and then caused her to catch fire with his lighter. Woodard claimed George set herself on fire in an attempted suicide because he was talking to other women.

Judge Cindy Thyer followed the jury’s recommendation and sentenced Woodard to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

Ellington praised the work of Detectives Ronnie McShan and Eric Farrell of the Blytheville Police Department and deputy prosecutors

Curtis Walker and Gina Knight for their hard work investigating and prosecuting this difficult case.

Woodard was represented by Attorney James W. Harris of Blytheville.

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Several NEA airports get upgrade money

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman on Tuesday (June 6) announced that 15 Arkansas airports will receive $2.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support facility upgrades and expansions.

Several of those are located in NEA. Continue reading “Several NEA airports get upgrade money”