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WALDRON (KFSM) — A Scott County man has pleaded not guilty to more than 300 counts of animal cruelty after allegedly embezzling money earmarked to care for nearly 400 cows that died of malnutrition.

Scott County Man Charged With More Than 300 Counts Of Animal Cruelty Linked To Cattle Deaths

Jay Lee Parker, 42

Jay Lee Parker, 42, is charged in Scott County Circuit Court with 379 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty and two counts of felony theft of property.

Parker had contracted with a cattle breeder in Texas to care for several hundred head of cattle in 2017 and 2018.

Parker was responsible for providing feed, water and hay as well as vaccinating the animals, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Parker expected to make about $185,000 at the end of the contract, minus expenses.

The company, Sprayberry CGC Inc., of Midland, Texas, gave Parker $80,000 to care for the cattle, but he instead spent the money on his personal debt.

Soon after, the cows started dying en masse from malnutrition caused by Parker’s “poor management skills and neglect,” according to the affidavit.

An investigator with the Arkansas Agricultural Department visited Parker’s farm, where he found several hundred dead head of cattle. Most were in different stages of decomposition.

The investigator noted there was “no way to get an accurate number due to scavengers scattering bones and some dead cattle stacked on top of each other,” according to the affidavit.

Parker also told the investigator he sold 83 head for $43,818.89, which he didn’t have permission to do.

Parker is free on a $10,000 bond. His trial is set for Aug. 20.

Bella Vista Man Denies Raping 14-Year-Old Girl

BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A Bella Vista man has pleaded not guilty to raping a 14-year-old he took from Oklahoma to Arkansas.

Cameron Nathaniel Robinson, 20, is charged in Benton County Circuit Court with sexual indecency with a child and two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault — all Class D felonies.

Robinson is free on a $10,000 bond, but was ordered by a judge not to have any contact with the girl. Robinson is due back in court on July 18.

Bella Vista police arrested Robinson in April after he reportedly told officers he picked up the girl in Westville, Okla., and brought her to Bella Vista, where he had sex with her.

According to a probable case affidavit, Robinson met the girl on the dating site Juamo.

Police spoke with people in the home who said Robinson and the girl had been there earlier and that he had introduced the girl as his “new girlfriend.”

Police waited on the pair to return to the home and confronted them there. Robinson initially denied having sexual contact with the girl or knowing that she was underage.

He initially said he thought she was 18, but then said he thought she might be younger, the affidavit states. He said she never told him her age, but the girl told police she had said she was 14 to Robinson multiple times.

At first, Robinson said they had not had sexual intercourse, but when the officer asked if he had practiced safe sex and used a condom with the girl, Robinson assured the officer that he had — then tried to backtrack and say he hadn’t had sex with the girl, the affidavit said.

Eventually, Robinson told police that he had had sex with the girl twice, which matched what the girl told police.

At one point, police said, Robinson became “emotional” and asked for water and a hug, according to the affidavit

During an interview with investigators, the girl “admitted to a sexual assault; but became tired and agitated,” according to the affidavit.

She told police she wanted to get her bike out of Robinson’s car and go back home, but Robinson convinced her to stay.

She said they did not use condoms during sex, and that Robinson told her “she was pregnant,” according to the affidavit.

Rogers Men Deny Drunken Shooting Episode With Bulletproof Vest

BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Two Rogers men have pleaded not guilty to shooting each other last month during a night of drinking while each man tried on a bulletproof vest.

Charles Eugene Ferris, 50, and Christopher Hicks, 36, are both charged in Benton County Circuit Court with aggravated assault — a Class D felony. They were arraigned Monday (May 13).

A Benton County sheriff’s deputy took the initial report from Ferris at the hospital, where Ferris invented a lively story to cover for Hicks.

Ferris said he was hired to protect an “asset,” who paid him $200 to follow him into the woods at Hobbs State Park, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Ferris said the pair went out into the woods and met another man around 10 p.m. The man approached Ferris’ “asset” when a gunfight broke out. Ferris said he was struck six times, but also managed to return fire before driving off with the “asset,” according to the affidavit.

Ferris said the “asset” dropped him off at his vehicle before he dumped his weapons and drove himself to Mercy Hospital.

However, Ferris’ wife arrived at the hospital a short time later, telling investigators that her husband and Hicks shot each other while drinking on the back porch of their home on Deer Run Lane.

Ferris later recanted his initial story to deputies, saying he made it up to keep Hicks from getting in trouble, according to the affidavit.

Ferris said he had been wearing the vest when he asked Hicks to shoot him with a .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle. The vest stopped the bullet, but still hurt and left a mark on his chest.

Ferris, now “pissed” because he was hurting from the shot, “unloaded the clip into Christopher’s back,” according to the affidavit.

Hicks’ only suffered bruising from the gunshots.

Ferris initially told his wife “he was fine” after the shooting, but complained about the pain, so she told him to go to the hospital, according to the affidavit.

Hicks and Ferris are free on $5,000 bonds. A judge issued a no-contact order between the men.

In Arkansas, Class D felonies are punishable by up to six years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Fayetteville Schools Custodian Denies Child Abuse Charges

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A custodian for Fayetteville schools has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing a child.

Bryan Wilhite, 35, of Winslow is charged in Washington County Circuit Court with rape and second-degree sexual assault.

Wilhite’s trial is set for July 16. He could face life in prison if convicted of rape.

Court documents allege the abuse lasted about seven years and involved a child under 14 years old.

Wilhite, who worked as a night custodian at Asbell Elementary, was arrested in April and is on administrative leave, according to a district spokesman.

Wilhite’s charges don’t involve Asbell students and the alleged incidents didn’t happen on campus, the spokesman said.

White is being held at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on a $50,000 bond.


Man Pleads Guilty To Attempted Arson Of Officer’s Vehicle

EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) — An El Dorado man has pleaded guilty to attempted arson and jury tampering in connection with an effort to burn an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officer’s vehicle.

Court records show 48-year-old Harold Scott Otwell was sentenced to a total of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday as part of a plea agreement in which a conspiracy charge was dismissed.

Court documents say Otwell became a suspect in the June 2018 attempt to burn the officer’s vehicle because he was under investigation by the Game and Fish Commission.

Details of the commission investigation were not released.

The court documents say Otwell used a second person in an effort to contact and intimidate a potential juror in the attempted arson case and that person cooperated with investigators.

Man pleads guilty to endangering children
George Alan Smith 43 of Hot Springs

A local man who fled the scene of a wreck last year while carrying his 3-year-old daughter, falling on top of her at one point, and leaving his 2-year-old son home alone, pleaded guilty to felony charges Monday.

George Alan Smith, 43, who had remained in custody since his arrest Nov. 23, 2018, in lieu of $5,000 bond, pleaded guilty in Garland County Circuit Court to two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and was sentenced to five years’ probation on each count, to run concurrently, and ordered to pay $870 in court costs, fines and fees.

According to the probable cause affidavit, on Nov. 23, shortly after 2:30 p.m., Hot Springs police Sgt. LeeAnn Zaner responded to a two-vehicle wreck at Malvern Avenue and Huntleigh Drive and saw a red Ford Ranger in the inside lane with heavy rear-end damage and a green Dodge Caravan with heavy front-end damage blocking the outside lane.

One witness said the Caravan driver had fled the scene and another man, later identified as Smith, had attempted to flee the scene while holding a small female child, later identified as his 3-year-old daughter. In the process of fleeing, he fell and landed on top of his daughter on Malvern.

A second witness stated she came upon the wreck and only saw one man, identified as Smith, running across the roadway with a toddler in his arms. She said she saw him fall and land on top of the girl, causing “a large bump” to her forehead.

The driver of the Ranger said he didn’t see anyone else in the vehicle other than Smith and the child. He said he saw a green minivan speeding toward him while he was stopped for traffic and he “pumped his brakes” multiple times to no avail. The van impacted the rear of his truck at full speed and he looked up to see Smith running away with a small child.

Smith denied being the driver of the vehicle, even though the vehicle was found to belong to him. He said “a guy picked him up at the gas station down the road” because it was raining. He said he didn’t know the guy’s name, except “Ronald.” He said his daughter was in the back of the van and flew up and hit the back of his seat when the wreck happened.

Zaner noted there was no car seat in the vehicle. Smith denied running with his child and claimed the unknown male driver had started running with his child and he chased him down and got her back.

Smith and his daughter were transported by LifeNet to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs where the daughter was treated for bruising and a hematoma on her forehead.

A couple who said they were the girl’s grandparents came to the emergency room and asked about their 2-year-old grandson. They stated their daughter, the children’s mother, worked at a local restaurant and when the children were not at day care Smith was supposed to be watching them. Smith claimed his son was with a baby sitter on Carson Street.

A short time later, the mother of the children arrived who stated she had just got off work and when she walked into her residence she found her son alone in the living room with no one else at home. She said Smith told her earlier in the day he was at the house with both children.

She told police the car seats for the children were in her truck. She said they had just purchased the Caravan a week earlier and did not have it licensed or insured.

Smith was arrested at the hospital and later told police he began drinking around 6 a.m. that day and consumed a pint and a half of vodka. He said some friends of his came over and one friend, Ronald, drove him to the restaurant so he could see if the children’s mother was “really working.”

He said on the way back Ronald rear-ended another vehicle and then ran from the scene with Smith’s daughter. He said he chased after him and got his daughter back. He claimed the bump on her head was from the wreck and that Ronald’s girlfriend was baby-sitting his son when he and Ronald left the house.


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All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

All bookings shown here represent the ones that I have access to. It is possible for people to be booked/charged and not be in this report. This report reflects some arrests that were made in Garland County on 4/19/2019.

Francisco Torres Age: 49 Charges: Refusal To Submit To Chemical Test DWI Bond: 1,000.00

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Joshua Brady Turner Age: 39 Charges: Parole Hold Bond: No Bond

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Joshua Levi Standridge Age: 32 Charges: Sentenced Jail Time Bond: No Bond

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Dennis Reid Age: 59 Charges: Sentenced Jail Time Bond: No Bond

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Richard Everett Jenne Age: 27 Charges: Failure To Comply Bond: 2,500.00

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Nicholas Rashad Jackson Age: 29 Charges: Hold For Benton County Bond: No Bond

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Justin Snowhill Hickman Age: 37 Charges: Sentenced Jail Time Bond: No Bond

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James David Ashley Age: 36 Charges: Sentenced Jail Time Bond: No Bond

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Preston Scott Williams Age: 25 Charges: Public Intoxication

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Lyndsie Jordan Culliver Age: 28 Charges: Possession Of A Controlled Substance Bond: 1,000.00 Possession Of A Controlled Substance Bond: 2,500.00 Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia Bond: 1,000.00 Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia Bond: 2,500.00