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Arrest made in NLR murder

Arrest made in NLR murder


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Police in North Little Rock have a man in custody for a July murder.

Sgt. Brian Dedrick said Keith Charles Jones, 51 of Scott, was arrested Wednesday for the shooting death of Charles Boyd Jr.

Boyd, 19, was found shot July 15. Another person was injured in this shooting as well.

Jones is charged with first degree murder, aggravated assault, first degree battery, and felon in possession of a firearm.


Thieves targeting tires and wheels in pawn shops

Thieves targeting tires and wheels in pawn shops


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Pawn shops are having a difficult time slowing down thieves. On Monday night, Goodride Auto Care in North Little Rock had more than $25,000 worth of goods stolen, and Arch Street Pawn Shop in Pulaski County says they've been experiencing robbers as well.

"Me and my brother have been switching off staking out up here," said shop owner Brett Carter.

In the last 12 days, the shop has been robbed four times, losing goods to thieves that have tried pawning the tires off to other shops as used goods.

"It's so hard to tell if they're stolen or not," Carter continued, referring to the tires. "[Thieves] are stealing wheels and tires because they know there's no [serial] numbers on them, so there's no way you can say they're yours unless you have absolute proof, which is so hard to find."

Pulaski County only jailing worst offenders

Pulaski County only jailing worst offenders

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A backlog of state inmates is jamming county jails across Arkansas, meaning only the most serious offenders are spending time behind bars.

The Pulaski County jail closed on April 29th, and since then it has taken in only the most serious violent criminals and repeat offenders. Pulaski County prosecutor Larry Jegley calls it "catch-and-release" law enforcement where even burglars arrested for breaking into people's homes are being turned loose, and there's no sign of that changing anytime soon.

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Fair Housing Commission investigating NLR ordinances

Fair Housing Commission investigating NLR ordinances

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- The Arkansas Fair Housing Commission is investigating discrimination claims against the city of North Little Rock by local business owner Koy Butler.

"I've had requests to have one in North Little Rock and I was trying to accommodate that request," said Butler, owner of a shared living business for elderly and disabled people. "I'm not sure why anyone would not want to let the elderly disabled be able to live just as everyone else is able to live."

Watch full story: http://on.kthv.com/1ki94qg

Butler buys houses and rents to three elderly, disabled clients whose families don't want to put them in nursing homes. Last year he began renovations at a second location on Arlington Drive, but city officials explained because they consider it a nursing home, he would need to apply for a conditional use permit, which they denied on August 22nd.

Student facing felony charges for threat

Student facing felony charges for threat

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - A high school locked down after police say a student threatened violence towards other students and staff. Sylvan Hills High School was on lockdown for about an hour and a half on Wednesday. A male student was arrested and is facing charges.

Most students at Sylvan Hills High School went on with their day like nothing happened.

"People were just making fun of the situation," said Stephan Radke.

Watch full story: http://on.kthv.com/TWXiwK

The situation 16-year-old Stephan Radke is talking about is a threat he says was posted on Twitter, and he says he found out about it on Twitter.

"I did not actually see the threats I just heard everyone talking about it," said Radke.

NLR family fears alleged shooter's jail release

NLR family fears alleged shooter's jail release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "I feel bad to see the way she is. She only can move her eyes, that's all," Pablo Martinez tells THV his sister, Evangelina Anaya, now lays helpless in a Little Rock hospital bed, while he and his family wait at home in fear. Martinez says, "We are afraid. He might come back. If he gets out on bail he might come back and finish the job."

It all dates back to May 13th. According to a North Little Rock police report, Ernesto Anaya Sr. allegedly shot his wife in the chest. I ask Martinez, "Do you think the night he shot her he was trying to kill her?" "That was the idea," he answers.

Watch full story: http://on.kthv.com/1kL6n5j

Update: North Little Rock police working homicide

Update: North Little Rock police working homicide

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - North Little Rock police have released more information about a Tuesday night homicide.

According to Sgt. Brian Dedrick, it happened on the 600 block of Rose Lane at 5:43 p.m.

Dedrick said a 911 caller stated that he arrived at the location and found his brother dead. When officers arrived, they found 42-year-old Corey Renard Britt with trauma consistent with a homicide.

The cause of death is pending an autopsy.

Anyone with information relating to this incident please contact the North Little Rock Police Dept. at their 24-hour phone line at (501) 680-8439.