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Press Release October 18, 2021 Jack Yancey, Izard County Sheriff



The Izard County Sheriff's Office was notified around 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon of an incident at 212 Allen Street in Melbourne.

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, a female caller said there was a male at her home that had been hit in the head with a baseball bat. 

When officers arrived, they found the 25-year-old victim lying on the floor with obvious wounds to the head and other parts of his body.

Melton said the victim told officers he was asleep and was awaken by a man striking him on the back of his head with a baseball bat.

The man kept hitting him, according to the victim, while the female started taking items from the house.

The Melbourne Fire Department, along with Vital Link EMS and Survival Flight were all dispatched to the location. The victim was then transported by Survival Flight to a Little Rock hospital.

Melton said, Izard County deputies started canvasing area. Interviews with neighbors were also conducted. Information gathered earlier in the evening after a traffic stop by an Izard County Deputy was instrumental in helping identify the suspects.

As a result, three people were taken into custody and are awaiting formal charges, Melton said.


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