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UPDATE: Freeman to move out of ICU soon

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LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) -

Aug. 8 Update: The family of Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman said he is doing very well since his accident.

They said he is still in ICU but will be moving to a regular hospital room very soon. 


Monday Update: The family of Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman said he is doing fine after his second surgery. 

They say he will be spending about 2 or 3 days in the ICU as a precaution before he moves to another hospital room. 


Friday 10:09 pm Update: Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman's family said he made it through surgery but his doctor said he is not out of the woods yet. 

Freeman is scheduled for a second surgery on Monday.

The family asked for prayers for Freeman during this time.


Friday Update: Tonya Brand, Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman's daughter, said Freeman is undergoing neck surgery Friday afternoon. 

She said they are waiting for an update from the doctor on how he is doing.


A local county judge is recovering in a hospital after a crash in central Arkansas.

Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman is in serious condition at a Little Rock hospital, according to Tonya Brand, Freeman's daughter. Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp also confirmed Freeman was injured in the crash.

Region 8 News spoke with Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Yates who confirmed Freeman came out of surgery today. 

Yates said Freeman could possibly have another surgery tomorrow. 

Freeman's daughter said he is in intensive care in stable condition, but he did break his neck.  

The crash reportedly happened near Cabot Wednesday morning.

According to Bill Sadler with Arkansas State Police, troopers responded to the single-vehicle crash at mile marker 19 on Highway 67 at 5:15 a.m.

Sadler said the Toyota pickup Freeman was driving was found overturned. Local emergency responders were called to pull Freeman from the vehicle. 

He was then airlifted to Little Rock.

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