Randolph County Archive

  • Former Lawrence County Man Listed as Person of Interest in Randolph County Death

    Kelly “Nubs” Dawson formerly of Walnut Ridge is named as a person of interest in the beating death of 33 year old, Brandon Will which occurred on February 4th, 2020. Kelly Dawson was named as a person of interest by Randolph County authorities after he […]

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  • Jonesboro Man Involved In Physical Altercation In Randolph County Dies From Injuries

    Randolph County Sheriff Kevin Bell announced that a suspicious death investigation was underway after a Jonesboro man was involved in an altercation and later died from his injuries.  The victim was identified as 33 year old, Brandon Will of Jonesboro. According to authorities shortly after […]

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  • 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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