West Memphis Teen Accused Of Destroying Monument - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

West Memphis, AR -- Lauren Payne Reports

West Memphis Teen Accused Of Destroying Monument

April 11, 2005 -- Posted at 9:30 p.m. CDT

West Memphis, AR -- The granite monument honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was unveiled only a week ago, but is already destroyed.

Members of the Delta Neighborhood Action Council say they have worked for nearly two decades to get the monument, honoring King, in place.

The seventeen year old West Memphis teen arrested for vandalizing the monument was in court Monday morning, but his case will be continued for two weeks until prosecutors decide whether charges will be filed in criminal court or juvenile court.

Delta members are asking for the teen to be tried as adult.

"We want to make sure that justice is done.  We want to send out a statement, a clear statement, that this will not be tolerated," said one Delta member.

The teen is currently on house arrest until an April 25th court appearance.

The teen faces up to ten years in jail and a fine of up to fifteen thousand dollars if convicted as an adult.

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

  • breaking

    Crews respond to crash in Lawrence County

    Crews respond to crash in Lawrence County

    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-07-20 18:28:45 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-07-20 18:34:08 GMT

    Lawrence County Dispatch confirms first responders are working a crash on Highway 25 between Lynn and Lake Charles.

    Lawrence County Dispatch confirms first responders are working a crash on Highway 25 between Lynn and Lake Charles.

  • Juveniles caught on camera breaking into school

    Juveniles caught on camera breaking into school

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:36:40 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-07-20 18:01:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    While most students enjoy being out of school during summer break, Jonesboro police say one group of kids couldn’t wait to get back in. Not to study, but to steal.

    While most students enjoy being out of school during summer break, Jonesboro police say one group of kids couldn’t wait to get back in. Not to study, but to steal.

  • Out of luck: Police say man tried to cash stolen lottery tickets

    Out of luck: Police say man tried to cash stolen lottery tickets

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:18:17 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-07-20 17:57:47 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A man suspected of trying to cash in some stolen lottery tickets may have just run out of luck.

    A man suspected of trying to cash in some stolen lottery tickets may have just run out of luck.

Powered by Frankly