COPY-Police charge Ark. man in TV anchorwoman's death

Associated Press - November 27, 2008 12:44 AM ET

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Police in Arkansas say they are searching for a man suspected in the beating death of Little Rock television anchor Anne Pressly.

Pressly died Oct. 25, five days after she was attacked in her home.

Police said Wednesday night that 28-year-old Curtis Lavelle Vance of Marianna has been charged with capital murder.

Police say Vance is believed to be driving a black 1998 Oldsmobile Aurora with 22-inch rims and temporary tags. They believe he is armed and traveling with a 25-year-old woman and three small children.

The anchorwoman's mother found her body Oct. 20, a half-hour before Pressly was due on KATV's 5 a.m. "Daybreak" program. Pressly's head and upper body had been beaten. She never regained consciousness.

Pressly worked as a reporter for WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tenn., in 2004 and had attended Rhodes College in Memphis.

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