Tag: Blytheville

Services announced as loved ones remember shooting victim

JONESBORO, Ark. – At only 19-years-old, Monterio A. Barnes had his whole life ahead of him on Sunday, May 14, when he was shot and killed at a party in Jonesboro.

The Blytheville Courier posted Barnes obituary Tuesday, May 23. The young man was a 2016 graduate of Jonesboro High School. His parents, Alfred and Tylisha Patton Barnes, described him as fun-loving.

His services are planned for noon on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 East McHaney Street in Blytheville. Visitation is the same morning from 10 a.m. until noon at the church, the Courier said.  Continue reading “Services announced as loved ones remember shooting victim”

Man convicted of murder

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.

Press Release

Blytheville JCPenney 1 of 138 closing

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”