Arkansas Crime

A southwest Arkansas man charged with kidnapping and killing a Gurdon woman and driving her body across multiple states is due in court for a change of plea hearing.

Court documents show Kevin Bolton is due in U.S. District Court Monday afternoon.

Bolton previously pleaded not guilty to the charge. His attorney did not immediately return a phone call for comment.

Arkansas State Police is investigating whether employees in the Faulkner County clerk's office tampered with financial paperwork for public officials to make it appear they were filed on time.

Clerk Margaret Darter has declined to comment on the matter.

A prosecutor sought a review by the agency, citing irregularities with filings of financial interest statements by county elected officials. The documents provide limited information on sources of income and holdings in the previous year for officials and their spouses.

A popular water park in Little Rock has decided to cancel all future adults-only nights after some became unruly and several fights broke out at a recent event.

Chris Schillcutt, general manager of Wild River Country, said the Saturday event started to get out of hand when nearly 2,000 people lined up to buy tickets around 7 p.m. Tickets were available for 1,500.

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An opinion issued by the Arkansas Supreme Court Thursday could have major implications for more than 50 state inmates who were sentenced to mandatory life sentences as juveniles.

Federal prosecutors say a man who admitted an attack on part of the Arkansas power grid two years ago has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Jason Woodring of Jacksonville also must make $4.7 million restitution to Entergy Arkansas and $48,729 restitution to the First Electric Cooperative.

Investigators said in 2013 that someone tried to lasso a train with a cable attached to a high-voltage tower near Cabot. Later attacks targeted power poles and a substation.

A former circuit judge who pleaded guilty to bribery late last year will go before a federal judge this fall for sentencing, according to court documents filed late Wednesday.

Mike Maggio was scheduled to be sentenced July 24 in federal court in Little Rock. However, the sentencing has been postponed until 10:30 a.m., Nov. 20 before Chief District Judge Brian S. Miller.

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Authorities say an armed man who was shot by guards this week outside of an Air Force base in Arkansas has died.

Little Rock FBI office spokeswoman Deb Green says 43-year-old Larry McElroy, of Jacksonville, died late Tuesday at an area hospital.

Investigators say McElroy drove his SUV over a curb outside the Little Rock Air Force Base's main gate on Monday and struck a sign. They say guards shot him after he exited the vehicle holding a rifle.

It's unclear why McElroy went to the base, located about 15 miles northeast of its namesake city.

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Authorities have identified the armed suspect who was shot and critically wounded by guards outside a sprawling military base in Arkansas, and say he has no ties to terrorism.

The FBI on Tuesday identified Larry McElroy as the man who drove his SUV over a curb at Little Rock Air Force Base on Monday, crashed into a street sign and began to exit his vehicle holding a rifle.

McElroy was shot by two guards. He remained in critical condition Tuesday.

Prosecutors have charged the owners and a former funeral director of a closed Arkansas funeral home with corpse abuse, five months after bodies were found stacked on top of each other and lying outside of a freezer, decomposing.

Jacksonville police say Arkansas Funeral Care's owners, 86-year-old LeRoy Wood and his 61-year-old son, Rod Wood, surrendered Tuesday. Funeral director Edward Snow was arrested Monday and released on bond.

Questions remain about the identity and intentions of an armed man who military officials say was shot and critically wounded after trying to drive into a sprawling Air Force base in Arkansas.

The commander of the Little Rock Air Force Base said two guards stationed at the base's main gate quickly recognized a threat when the civilian drove his SUV over a curb, crashed through a sign and began to exit his vehicle holding a rifle.