Motions to nolle prosequi all charges against the three remaining co-defendants in the death of 21-year-old Joey Rucker will be filed, according to First Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Fletcher Long.
The family of Joey Rucker, the 21-year-old Forrest City man gunned down at a home on Ash Street last year, is seeking justice and answers after learning that charges against one of his alleged murderers were nolle prosequi in Circuit Court.
The Forrest City City Council approved a resolution Tuesday amending the city’s 2013 budget.
Following a hearing this morning regarding the murder case involving Jeremy Buchanan, First Judicial District Circuit Judge L.T. Simes agreed to nolle prosequi all charges against Buchanan related to the January 2013 murder of 21-year-old Joey Rucker at a home on Ash Street.
A one-week delay for the 2014 Polar Plunge may have lowered the number of participants, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of those gathered at Lake Dunn at Village Creek State Park for the annual fundraiser benefitting Special Olympics Arkansas Area VIII.
The first-degree murder case of Forrest City business owner accused in the June 30 death of 59-year-old James Holland has been continued until May.
The Arkansas Court of Appeals has ordered a retrial for Walter Allen Brooks who is accused of killing Widener resident Anna Mae Banks outside her home in 2010.
Issues with potholes are not just a problem in Forrest City on Hwy. 70 and the Hwy. 1 Bypass, according to officials with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.
Another round of inclement winter weather meant another day out of school for students in the Forrest City School District, the sixth day they have missed this school year.
The Palestine City Council has agreed to work with a local business to repair a large pothole on a city street.