Rape case heading to court Monday

Topping Monday’s criminal docket in will be co-defendants and Ronald White and Shaun Allen, who are charged with rape of a child. Each of the co-defendants are charged with two counts of rape of a child. Rape is a class Y felony.

White, 40, and Allen, 31, were arrested in May. Both of them have been granted a public defender. White is being represented by attorney Otto Fry, and Allen is being represented by attorney Stephen Ralph.


Also appearing in court Monday will be Rico Spears, who is one of the University of Central Arkansas students accused of hazing.

Spears was one of five Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity members arrested in March as the result of alleged hazing that a victim said was part of the pledging process for the fraternity. He has been charged with four counts of hazing, a misdemeanor. He is being represented by attorney Alex R. Burgos of the Hancock Law Firm in Little Rock.

Negligent homicide

Eric Orlando Smith, whose negligent homicide case was continued recently, will be in court on Monday. Negligent homicide is a class B felony. Smith was arrested on May 1 following an incident on the 200 block of South Ash Street. He allegedly hit a woman with his car following a domestic disturbance, causing her to have to be taken by helicopter to Baptist Medical Center for treatment. The victim died the next day. Smith has been granted a public defender and is being represented by attorney Lynn Plemmons.

(Staff writer Rachel Parker Dickerson can be reached by email at rachel.dickerson@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1236. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)


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