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‘Someone who knows what went on should come forward’

‘Someone who knows what went on should come forward’



Judge Thorne has accused killer in court

By the Evening Times News Staff

The jail on Monday was packed and the courtroom at West Memphis District Court was also packed in Judge Fred Thorne’s court.

There was approximately 50 people in jail.

The first case called forward was of the suspect Raheem Stackhouse.

He was charged with 1st degree murder and his bond was set at $750,000.

“He had been out on bond of $90,000 and gun related charges prior to this,” said the judge. “Someone who knows what went on should come forward.

There were many people at that party and we can’t even get three or four to say what happened? This is not a police problem, this is a community problem!”

A man in jail with felony charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor charges was asked, “Do you have means to hire an attorney?” “No, sir.”

“Where do you live?”


“Why were you in Crittenden County?”

“I was riding around with a friend.”

“What do you have as income?”

“I am unemployed. I am on disability.”

“Sit in the back row and wait to talk to the public defender.”

A man with felony charges of possession of meth or cocaine and possession of schedule one or two drugs was asked where he lived.


“Why were you here?”“We went to the track.”

“Do you have a job?”

“I just started work.”

“Talk to the public defender.”

The next man was charged with felony terroristic threatening was from Fayetteville.

“Have you been here before?”

“No, sir. I’ve never been here in my life. They came and got me from Fayetteville.”

“How do you know Mrs.


“She is my baby momma.”

“What do you do for a living?”

“I just got my G.E.D.”

“See the public defender.”

The next man with felony drug possession was also asked where he lived.


“Why were you here?”

“I was visiting a friend.”

“Are you employed?”

“I do temp work.”

“See the public defender.” A woman suspect from Memphis with felony charges of possession of schedule I or II drugs was asked, “Why were you here?”

“To drop my cousin off.”

‘Do you work?”

“Yes, for five years at one place.”

“How much do you make a week?”

“I get paid every two weeks. I make probably like $1,900 every two weeks.”

‘No public defender for you.”

A woman who was arrested for felony schedule VI drug possession and delivery of stolen property was asked, “Who do you work for?”

“A health care agency.”

“Was it in the bus you were driving for the health care agency?”


“See the public defender.”

The next man was asked, “How long has it been since I’ve seen you?”

“About a year.”

“You are charged with felony fleeing and a misdemeanor. Do you have means to hire an attorney?”


A man in jail pled guilty to driving on suspended.

She pled not guilty to no insurance and no contest to no tail lights.

“This is your fifth driving on suspended. What do you have to tell me?”

“I can’t tell you anything.”

“What about the insurance?”

“I had insurance.” She showed her proof to the bailiff.

“$450 plus court costs and three days jail on the driving on suspended. Court costs on the tail lights and I’ll dismiss the insurance since you did have insurance.”

A woman in jail was charged with disorderly conduct and pled not guilty. She went on to talk about her case.

“Your trial date is May 21st. You can talk then.”

“I was trying to explain myself.”

“You can’t explain anything today on a not guilty plea.”A man in jail charged with loitering pled no contest.

“You live on South 18th street. Why were you on Avalon?”

“My grandmother stays in Boxwood.”

“Where do you work?”

“I don’t work. I hustle.”

“You can hustle out of jail tomorrow at noon.”

A man charged with theft at Sav a Lot pled no contest.

“I have an alcohol problem. I need some help.”

“I’ll call the 8th Street Mission and see if they will take you.”

After a time, he was called back up.

“The Mission said they will not take you.”

Another man has charged with domestic battery, harassment and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

“Do you understand all that?”


“Talk to the public defender.”

A man was charged with criminal trespass at the 8th Street Mission and he pled guilty.

“I was eating there and they said I was trespassing. They did let me eat though.”

A Woman charged with public intoxication pled guilty.

“You are awfully young, why do you drink so much?”

“I just drink.”

“Is there anyone here for you?”

“No. I’m 51 years old why would I need someone there for me?”

“$350 plus court costs.”

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