Independence inmate charged with destroying computer

April 19, 2010 An inmate at the Independence County jail became upset April 12 and destroyed a jail computer and other equipment, Sheriff’s Detective Rob Leonard said in a court affidavit filed Friday.“Sgt. Lionel Rogers of the Independence County jail told Deputy Darin Brewer that inmate Lemarcus Hardy was unsupervised in the booking area and destroyed a touch screen computer, monitor, filing cabinet and a copier machine,” Leonard said.According to Rogers, jailers heard a loud noise in the booking area and saw Hardy throwing the computer equipment to the floor.

Community School sets meeting

April 19, 2010 The Community School Inc. board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries located at 1550 Cottonwood Drive, Batesville.Meetings are open to the public.

School board schedules meeting

April 19, 2010 The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the district administration office at 955 Water St. Items on the agenda include principals’ reports, a curriculum report and a request to enter into an agreement with White River Services to lease 500 computers for a three-year span.Meetings are open to the public.

C-Ridge board plans meeting

April 19, 2010 NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the board room at 1502 N. Hill St. in Newark.Items on the agenda include recognitions, soccer field and timber bids as well as financial reports and bills. Meetings are open to the public.

Woman follows burglary suspect

April 19, 2010 Maybe it was just blind luck that Laura Guth got behind the red Dodge Durango that had been spotted at her home during a burglary last week. Fortunately, Guth was able to follow it and call the police.And perhaps it was luck that the suspect hadn’t bothered to remove some of the alleged stolen items — down to a cooler with a striped towel hanging out of it — so that when police stopped the car, Guth was able to identify her stuff.

The Hoxie 21, part 1

April 19, 2010 HOXIE — Fifty-five years later, it’s a feeling Fayth Hill Washington has never been able to shake.“Not long after being there, we were reading ‘Little Black Sambo.’ That feeling will never leave me. I remember when it came my turn, I stood and began to read and the class started laughing and there was no control. I wanted to run and it was like it (the laughing) never stopped. It was demoralizing. ... I don’t know if the teacher didn’t know any better, or if there was a lack of sensitivity but I know I’ll never forget it.”

Shooting reported

April 19, 2010 Shot.That was how Independence County officers found 25-year-old Jessie Schumaker Friday afternoon when they were dispatched to Riverside Park.According to Independence County Sheriff Alan Cockrill, officers found Schumaker lying on the ground beside a gray pickup truck.The accident occurred when Schumaker was attempting to take the slide off a 9mm gun to show 21-year-old Derek Mobley of Batesville and the bullet entered Schumaker’s left leg.Cockrill said Mobley called 911 to report the accident.

Alderman charged with rape resigns

April 19, 2010 SALEM — A Cherokee Village alderman arrested Wednesday for an alleged rape resigned from the city council that day, Mayor Lloyd Hefley said.The remaining council members will appoint a replacement to the Ward 2, Position 1 seat, but this morning Hefley was unsure when that will be done.“The next meeting is the first Wednesday of next month,” Hefley said. “We will at least discuss it then.” The council meets at 6:30 p.m. in the city hall.

Saturday event set

April 19, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — The March of Dimes annual March for Babies, formerly WalkAmerica, will be Saturday at the Southside High School track.Registration begins at 9 a.m., while the walk begins at 10, March of Dimes community director Sherry Lamb said. To avoid long lines on March for Babies morning, “Bank Day” will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 22 at Regions Bank on Main Street in Batesville. Teams can turn in their donations and pick up incentives they have earned.


April 19, 2010 With the stolen money tucked safely away and no one chasing them, the two men who had allegedly just stolen money from the Desha Flash Market “whipped” under the White River Bridge.Across the river, it was around 2:35 a.m. as Cpl. Patrick Collins and Deputy Randy Jones watched and waited.Knowing that was suspicious activity at that hour of the morning, they waited a few additional minutes and then drove over to see what was going on.When they arrived they found one of the men changing clothes and a clip for a 9mm on the hood.