Jury Selection Begins in Retrial of Region 8 Eagle Death Suspect - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

Jury Selection Begins in Retrial of Region 8 Eagle Death Suspect

JULY 12, 2005 - Posted at 2:51 p.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Jury selection in the federal retrial of a man who pleaded guilty to killing a bald eagle and two vultures near Calico Rock began today in Little Rock.  Alfred M. Craft of West Monroe, Louisiana, is being tried on felony charges of witness tampering.  A jury deadlocked on the charges in April.

Craft earlier pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of using a restricted pesticide to kill the birds.  The birds died after eating poison set out on land in Izard County that Craft owns and uses for hunting.  Craft said he had intended to kill "nuisance animals" with the poison.  He is to be sentenced after the witness-tampering trial.

Craft has denied the witness tampering charges that accuse him of putting pressure on two former employees and his former wife to lie to authorities to protect him.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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

  • breaking

    Police called to a robbery at CVS Pharmacy

    Police called to a robbery at CVS Pharmacy

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-06-21 13:33:56 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:35:24 GMT

    Jonesboro police are investigating a robbery at CVS Pharmacy, 110 Southwest Dr., Thursday morning.

    Jonesboro police are investigating a robbery at CVS Pharmacy, 110 Southwest Dr., Thursday morning.

  • Lepanto woman injured in deadly crash

    Lepanto woman injured in deadly crash

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:33:02 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:18:56 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A crash in Central Arkansas injured a Lepanto woman Tuesday evening.

    A crash in Central Arkansas injured a Lepanto woman Tuesday evening.

  • breaking

    Power restored in Lawrence County after snake damages breaker

    Power restored in Lawrence County after snake damages breaker

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:12:17 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:56 AM EDT2018-06-21 07:56:32 GMT
    (Source: entergy.com)(Source: entergy.com)

    Entergy Arkansas has restored the outages in Lawrence County.

    Entergy Arkansas has restored the outages in Lawrence County.

Powered by Frankly