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Body found in Arkansas County that of PB man

A body that was found in Arkansas County Monday has been identified as a Pine Bluff man who was reported missing by his family on Nov. 28, authorities announced on Thursday. Arkansas State Police said that Pine Bluff Police Detective Mike Sweeney identified the remains as those of Curtis Urquhart, 57.

State police had contacted Pine Bluff police to find out about any missing persons from Pine Bluff, and Sweeney confirmed that he had a missing person who matched the description. Urquhart was last seen Nov. 27 leaving the office of a notary on West Sixth Avenue with Kirkland Warren, 22, state police Special Agent Billy McCradic said in a probable cause affidavit that was presented in district court Wednesday when Warren made his first court appearance.

McCradic reported that he and Special Agent Huston Talley interviewed Warren at the Pine

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57-year-old Arkansas man arrested on child porn charges

A 57-year-old Lakeview man faces 34 charges of possessing matter depicting child sex, according to a recently filed affidavit.

Ronald Mitchell was arrested by the Arkansas State Police after they investigated a tip received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Mitchell was released from the Baxter County jail after posting a $10,000 bond.

The NCME forwarded the tip to the Internet Crimes Against Children division of the Arkansas State Police. The tip included an IP address of a user that allegedly uploaded an image of suspected child pornography.

The image reportedly depicted two naked female juveniles holding hands, according to the affidavit. State police through prosecutors secured a subpoena signed by a judge to command the internet provider to divulge the specific user’s identity.

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’94 shooting victim ID’d as LR woman – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The marks from her thumb resembled an inkblot or an ultrasound image more than a fingerprint.

They were splotchy and had few of the unique curves and ridges that might allow investigators to determine her identity. Two fishermen had found her body on Feb. 18, 1994, in a creek just east of the Arkansas River in northwest Pulaski County. She’d been shot to death a few days earlier.

The sheriff’s office distributed pictures of her clothing and jewelry, hoping someone might recognize them. They examined dental records in search of a match. And they reviewed missing persons cases, looking for anything that might lead them to the woman’s identity.

But the woman in the creek remained nameless for decades.

Until now.

The Pulaski County sheriff’s office announced Friday that the FBI had used advanced fingerprint analysis to identify the woman as Cynthia

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Authorities in central Arkansas identify homicide victim in 23-year-old cold case

Authorities on Friday publicly identified a woman who was found dead in a creek in Pulaski County in 1994.

Pulaski County sheriff’s office Sgt. Mike Blain said that Cynthia Robinson, who was 35 at the time of her death, was identified in March after her fingerprints had spent years in multiple national databases.

Blain said the quality of the prints had deteriorated due to Robinson’s body being found in water, but as technology improved authorities were able to find a match.

Robinson, who authorities said was working as a prostitute before her death, was found Feb. 18, 1994, by two fishermen in a creek near Settlement Road off of Arkansas 365. She had suffered several gunshot wounds, Blain said, adding police believe the body had been there for several days.

In 2001, her fingerprints were entered into a national database and

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Central Arkansas minister’s phone out as porn trial evidence

Police illegally searched the cellphone of a Sherwood minister that authorities say links him to a trove of online child pornography, a Pulaski County circuit judge has ruled, barring prosecutors from using the device as evidence at his upcoming trial.

Judge Herb Wright also prohibited prosecutors from using the Sherwood police interview with David Glynn Reynolds as evidence because that questioning, about Reynolds’ use of the Twitter social media service, only occurred because police had exceeded their authority by examining the phone.

The Arkansas attorney general’s office, which is prosecuting the case, has not indicated whether it will appeal Wright’s decision, which was released Monday. Prosecutors have limited authority to appeal such a decision.

Reynolds, 42, is charged with 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing material depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child. Each count carries a maximum of

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Arkansas man gets more than 6 years in federal child-porn case

An Arkansan was sentenced Thursday to more than six years in federal prison in a child-porn case.

Howard Christopher Melton, 36, of Farmington got 80 months on one count of receipt of child pornography, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. That term will be followed by 10 years of supervised release, and Melton must also pay $3,600 in fines.

In August 2016, the Northwest Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce reportedly received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a Twitter account that was uploading images of child porn to the Internet. The account was later linked to Melton, the newspaper reported, citing court records.

A search of his home and a computer hard drive reportedly yielded numerous images depicting child porn. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that investigators with the Department of Homeland Security interviewed Melton on Nov. 21, 2016, when he admitted to searching for,

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