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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”

Victims’ names released in Cedar Heights shooting; no arrests

JONESBORO, Ark. – There are still no arrests as of noon Monday in a Saturday night shooting which rocked north Jonesboro.

JPD Public Relations Officer Cpl. David McDaniel confirmed this in an e-mail to media outlets at 12:08 p.m. local time Monday. He also released more information, saying on Saturday at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers responded to 1821 Cedar Heights after receiving reports of subjects being shot.  Continue reading “Victims’ names released in Cedar Heights shooting; no arrests”