Randolph County Archive

  • Man Charged with Two Counts of Capital Murder/State Seeks Death

     Henry Boyce, Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, announced today he has filed two counts of Capital Murder against Nicholaus David Patterson, 25, of Pocahontas.  Patterson is accused of killing his grandparents, Ricky and Rita Bozwell, on July 10, 2018 in their Pocahontas home.   Patterson’s […]

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  • Couple found murdered in their Pocahontas home

    Authorities in Randolph County are investigating a double homicide at 409 Sue Lane in Pocahontas.  The Arkansas State Police criminal investigation division along with Randolph County Sheriff’s office and Pocahontas PD were called to the home of Ricky and Rita Bozwell, both age 66 years […]

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  • K-9 ‘Happy’ transfers to Randolph County, finds fire-starters

    POCAHONTAS – An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission K-9 helped a northeast Arkansas fire department find the people suspected of starting a brush fire in early January. The Pocahontas Fire Department responded to the midmorning fire in a wooded city block after a 911 call, […]

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  • Randolph County Man Receives 36 months in 2016 Shooting Death

     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. […]

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  • Levee Overflows and Shelters in need of donations and volunteers

    Randolph county officials reported this morning that water was overflowing the top of the levee. There is a flash flood warning for Randolph and Lawrence counties. Water is now predicted to crest 31.5. Water is already flooding the Pocahontas BRTC campus and is expected to […]

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  • ​Randolph County Woman Sentenced to 30 Years for Murder of Ex-Husband

    Henry Boyce, Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, announced today Kathy Jane Hart, 55, of Maynard, pled guilty to Murder in the Second Degree on Friday, November 18th in front of Circuit Judge Harold S. Erwin. Murder in the Second Degree is a Class A Felony […]

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