A jury trial ended this week for a Newport man who was sentenced to 10 years in Arkansas Department of Correction and fined $2,000.
According to Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce it took less than an hour for the jury of 10 women and two men to come to a decision about the case against Brandon Kyle Bowen. Bowen, 27, of Tuckerman was found guilty of Residential Burglary, Theft of Property, and Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons. The State was represented by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Rob Ratton.
“The charges arose from an incident in last December in Jackson County when a home was broken into,” Boyce explained. “Guns, cash, family mementos and personal items were stolen.”
On 12/6/17, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office took a report from David Howard of Amagon that two guns, several thousand dollars in cash and checks, a 2014 Ford F150 XLT, and a glass door had been taken from his residence. The victim reported that the guns and some of the money were in two safes in the house. The rest of the money was in the truck. Bowen was one of four suspects in the case.