Paragould man sentenced to 35 years in prison after assault on o - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Paragould man sentenced to 35 years in prison after assault on officer

(Feb. 23, 2012) (Feb. 23, 2012)
James Spence (Source: Greene County Sheriff's Department) James Spence (Source: Greene County Sheriff's Department)
(Feb. 23, 2012) (Feb. 23, 2012)
Arkansas State Police Special Agent Scott Pillow from an earlier interview with Region 8 News Arkansas State Police Special Agent Scott Pillow from an earlier interview with Region 8 News
(Feb. 23, 2012) (Feb. 23, 2012)

PARAGOULD, AR(KAIT) – A Greene County man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison onmultiple charges including assault on an officer.

According to GreeneCounty circuit court documents, James Spence was sentenced to serve 35 years inthe Arkansas Department of Correction. The documents state Spence plead guilty on February 19 to charges offirst degree battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and possession ofmeth with the purpose to deliver.

On February 23,2012 police say Spence was fleeing a home on North 7th Street inParagould after a search warrant was served. Spence was later spotted byArkansas State Police Special Agent Scott Pillow on Samuel Drive.

Police say AgentPillow attempted to stop Spence's SUV, but Spence rammed the police vehicle.Police say Agent Pillow exited his car and Spence attempted to run the agent over,when Agent Pillow fired his weapon and wounded Spence.

Spence was treated and released at a local hospital. Agent Pillow wasnot injured in the incident.

Copyright 2013 KAIT. All rightsreserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Salvation Army opening cooling center

    Salvation Army opening cooling center

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:25:10 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:58:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    With hot, muggy temperatures making their presence felt across Jonesboro, one building announced they've opened up their cooling center.

    With hot, muggy temperatures making their presence felt across Jonesboro, one building announced they've opened up their cooling center.

  • VA launches investigation into impaired Arkansas pathologist

    VA launches investigation into impaired Arkansas pathologist

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:42:51 GMT
    (Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs via Facebook)(Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs via Facebook)
    (Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs via Facebook)(Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs via Facebook)

    Federal officials say a pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital for being "impaired on duty" misdiagnosed seven cases and more than 30,000 additional cases are being reviewed.

    Federal officials say a pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital for being "impaired on duty" misdiagnosed seven cases and more than 30,000 additional cases are being reviewed.

  • Ordinance proposed to change city council member terms

    Ordinance proposed to change city council member terms

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:24:55 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:26:53 GMT
    Batesville City Council members are considering putting an ordinance to change term limits in front of voters. (Source: KAIT)Batesville City Council members are considering putting an ordinance to change term limits in front of voters. (Source: KAIT)
    Batesville City Council members are considering putting an ordinance to change term limits in front of voters. (Source: KAIT)Batesville City Council members are considering putting an ordinance to change term limits in front of voters. (Source: KAIT)

    Batesville voters could soon have the choice of whether to lengthen the terms of city council members.?

    Batesville voters could soon have the choice of whether to lengthen the terms of city council members.?

Powered by Frankly