Judge OKs $25,000 bond for boxer Jermain Taylor
MAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) - Boxer Jermain Taylor is free on a $25,000 bond after the former middleweight champion was jailed overnight in Little Rock in connection with a shooting that wounded his cousin.
Taylor appeared via video from the Pulaski County jail for an initial appearance Wednesday.
District Judge Wayne Gruber also granted a defense request for Taylor to travel out of state to train and compete in a bout against Sam Soliman in October.
Pulaski County Sheriff's Lt. Carl Minden says Taylor was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and aggravated assault in a shooting that wounded Taylor's cousin, Tyrone Hinton.
Minden says the shooting happened Tuesday at Taylor's home in Maumelle, a suburb of Little Rock.
Taylor held the middleweight title from 2005 until 2007.
Christie campaigning in Arkansas for Hutchinson
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is campaigning in Arkansas on behalf of Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson's campaign.
Christie is scheduled to campaign with Hutchinson in North Little Rock, Little Rock and Rogers. Hutchinson is running against Democratic rival and fellow ex-congressman Mike Ross. The two are running to succeed Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe, who is barred by term limits from seeking re-election.
Christie is a potential 2016 presidential candidate and chairs the Republican Governors Association.
Christie is the latest national GOP figure to visit the state during the past week. Others have included former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
FOOTBALL PLAYER-DOUBLE HOMICIDE
Police: Arkansas man arrested in Magnolia shooting
MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) - Police have arrested a man who they say is responsible for the murder of a Southern Arkansas University football player and another man.
Authorities on Tuesday charged 20-year-old Byron Dunn of Magnolia with a terroristic act. They haven't specified how he was involved.
Twenty-three-year-old wide receiver Brandon Hobdy and 24-year-old former student Wayne Payton were fatally shot Sunday. They were killed outside of a back-to-school party near Magnolia.
University police chief Anthony Williams tells KSLA-TV more people could be arrested. Authorities reported several people were kicked out of the party following a fight.
Dunn is being held on $1 million bond. Online jail records didn't indicate an attorney.
Arkansas prosecutor says officer withheld evidence
MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) - A Mayflower police officer has been fired after a prosecutor said he intentionally withheld evidence in a tornado relief profiteering case.
A police spokesman says officer Mark Winchester was fired Tuesday morning. Faulkner County Prosecutor Cody Hiland said he would no longer accept felony case submissions from Winchester.
Winchester arrested 33-year-old Melissa Brown in May for allegedly stealing disaster relief supplies after a deadly April tornado.
Hiland says no charges have been filed against Brown because no such supplies were found in her home. He says Winchester withheld that fact. Hiland also says Winchester failed to disclose that his son had been in a relationship with Brown prior to the incident.
Prosecutors are reviewing other cases worked on by Winchester.
There is no phone listing for Winchester in Mayflower or Conway.
BOONE COUNTY-FATAL CRASH
State police: 2 killed in Boone County crash
BATAVIA, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say two people were killed in a single-vehicle crash in the Ozarks.
State police say the collision happened Tuesday night on Arkansas 392 in Boone County. According to a preliminary report, 49-year-old Jerry Kilburn of Harrison lost control of his truck and drove off the road.
State police say Kilburn's truck crashed into a highway sign and a fence before overturning. Kilburn was injured and taken to a hospital in Fayetteville.
Authorities say 33-year-old Tiffany Lewis and 44-year-old Charles McMurtry, both of Harrison, were both killed in the crash. Both were passengers in Kilburn's vehicle.
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