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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

100 YEARS AGO July 4, 1917

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50 YEARS AGO July 4, 1967

■ The body of Harry Davis Allen Jr., 44, of 73 Robin­wood Drive, one of two men who mys­te­ri­ously dis­ap­peared from a mo­tor­boat on Lake Maumelle about 9 p.m. Thurs­day was found float­ing on the sur­face about 2:25 p.m. Mon­day. Sher­iff Frank Mackey said two of his deputies, Homer Bar­rett and Ed Pres­ley, who were cruis­ing in a barge, spot­ted Allen’s body float­ing on the sur­face in the area where divers had searched for the men over the week­end. Div­ing oper­a­tions had been dis­con­tin­ued Mon­day but the deputies had been cruis­ing on the lake all day Mon­day watch­ing for the bod­ies.

25 YEARS AGO July 4, 1992

BEN­TON — Carl Meny’s bi­sex­u­al­ity was used as ev­i­dence against him in his trial in the kid­nap­ping and rape of [a teenager], but only af­ter a series of de­bates in the judge’s cham­bers. The de­bate will con­tinue in the ap­peal Meny, 36, of Hot Spring County will file within the next 30 days, de­fense at­tor­ney J. Sky Tapp of Hot Springs said af­ter his client was con­victed Wed­nes­day. Meny was sen­tenced to three life sen­tences for rap­ing the then-17-year-old in Novem­ber 1991. Meny was also sen­tenced to 20 years and fined $10,000 for kid­nap­ping and re­ceived a 30-year sen­tence and $30,000 fine for at­tempted cap­i­tal mur­der.

10 YEARS AGO July 4, 2007

■ A 26-year-old Sher­wood man who claimed the in­ter­nal in­juries and bro­ken bones he in­flicted on his 7-month-old son were ac­ci­den­tal was sen­tenced to seven years in prison Tues­day. Sen­tenc­ing guide­lines recommended pro­ba­tion for Percy Jones IV on the first-de­gree do­mes­tic bat­tery charge, but Pu­laski County Cir­cuit Judge Mar­ion Humphrey im­posed prison time af­ter hear­ing tes­ti­mony that Jaquan Jones was vi­o­lently shaken and struck at least once. Jones faced a max­i­mum sen­tence of 20 years on the Class B felony charge. “We have to pro­tect these chil­dren,” the judge said.

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