VAN BUREN, AR. (THECOUNT) — Johnny Fisher, of Van Buren, was killed, and a Van Buren police officer sent to the hospital, following a deadly police-involved shooting early Sunday morning.
Officers with the Van Buren Police Department responded to a disturbance call just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday at the residence of 2209 Granite Circle. Upon arrival, Fisher, 68, reportedly open fire on officers.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with an individual, later identified as Johnny Fisher, 68, of Van Buren. Continue reading
Jonesboro, Arkansas, man, Dennis Cole Young, has been identified as the young man killed in a head-on crash in Lawrence County Wednesday morning.
Young, 26, was traveling in a 2016 Toyota Camry north on Highway 63 around 5:50 a.m. when he crossed centerlines and struck an 18-wheeler head-on.
The crash happened south of Hoxie on U.S. 63 & Arkansas Highway 91. Dennis Cole Young, 26, of Pocahontas was killed in the crash, according to an Arkansas State Police crash report. The report states Young was driving a 2016 Toyota Camry north on Highway 63 when it crossed the centerline. It then struck a Peterbilt semi-truck head-on on the southbound shoulder. source
The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured. No other injuries were reported in the crash.
Friends and family took to Facebook to remember Young:
According to Facebook, Young was employed at Peco Foods.
Andre Jackson, the Arkansas man charged in the 2017 Little Rock murder of Italian tourist, Carlo Marigliano, was accidentally released from state prison.
Authorities say they are actively searching for Jackson, 36, to get him back in custody after he was mistakenly released on an unrelated drug charge.
Jackson was released March 16 after completing his sentence on an unrelated charge (Possession of a Controlled Substance) with the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC). Continue reading
Greene County, AR., man, James Hoey, was arrested after he put a little something extra in the envelope containing his water bill payment. 7.1 grams of high quality crystal meth.
Workers with the Western Greene County Water Department made the discovery of a white “rock like” substance contained within an envelope while processing customer payments deposited in the building’s outside dropbox on Monday, March 19.
Employees told officials a plain white envelope was found in the after-hours drop deposit box and “when they opened the envelope to retrieve the payment, they found a crystal-like rock inside.” The substance was deemed to be methamphetamines. Continue reading