Hot Springs Crime

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  • Police: Man dies in custody, stun gun used during ar...

    Friday Apr 17 | via The Lebanon Daily News 

    Authorities in Maryland say a man has died in police custody after officers used a stun gun as they arrested him during a break-in call. Hagerstown police say officers responding to a 911 call reporting a break-in Thursday night found a "highly agitated" man in front of the house.

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  • Spa City man gets life term in '12 death

    Wednesday Apr 15 | via NWAonline 

    A Hot Springs man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after being convicted of first-degree murder in the 2012 death of a Malvern man after a robbery. The seven-woman, five-man jury deliberated in Garland County Circuit Court for about 30 minutes before finding David Lee Felty, 45, guilty in the Aug. 22, 2012, death of James Richard Cranford, 57. Cranford was beaten with a baseball bat at the El Rancho Motel and later died from a heart attack, which deputy prosecutor Joe Graham argued was caused by the attack.

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    Related Topix: Hot Springs, AR, Drugs

  • Ex-letter carrier pleads guilty to stealing mail

    Wednesday Apr 15 | via NWAonline 

    When complaints about lost mail led to a whodunit at the Bee Branch post office last year, the U.S. Postal Service used a piece of rigged mail to capture the culprit -- who turned out to be the mail lady herself. On Tuesday, former letter carrier Sheila Watts, 35, stood before a federal judge in a Little Rock courtroom and tearfully admitted that she was the one who had been opening cards and letters and taking the gift cards and cash inside.

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    Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Criminal Defense Law, Law

  • Navy veteran recalls days of MADness

    Monday Apr 6 | via The Columbian 

    Phillip Hays was a 17-year-old high school student in Hot Springs, Ark., during the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962, when the United States and the Soviet Union stared each other down across the Florida Straits in a high-stakes game of nuclear chicken. He still remembers the sense of impending doom he felt at the time and an after-school conversation he had with a girlfriend: "We both agreed that we probably wouldn't live to be 21." Hays was a 23-year-old senior at the University of Arkansas in 1968, when the Vietnam War was raging half a world away.

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    Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Hot Springs, AR, University of Arkansas

  • Police: Substitute teacher threatened students with ...

    Monday Mar 30 | via KATV Little Rock 

    A substitute teacher at a middle school in Hot Springs was cited after police say he threatened students with a box cutter. Administrators were notified at approximately 10:30 Friday morning that a substitute teacher at Lakeside Middle School had demonstrated threatening behavior towards students in a 7th grade class.

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    Related Topix: Hot Springs, AR, Education Etc., University of Central Arkansas, Entergy Arkansas, Energy