James “Dexter” Yancy age 26 of Pocahontas waived his right to a jury trial and has pled guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of Nicholas Wayne Dawson in 2016.

Yancy claimed self-defense concerning the shooting that occurred during a fight between the two men.  Yancy also said that he was under the influence of methamphetamines in statements given to law enforcement.

Yancy was sentenced to 36 months at the Arkansas Department of Corrections and a $1500 fine with a negotiated plea.