Local man charged with burglary
On the evening of April 13, the Searcy County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a residence on Foggy Bottom Drive near Marshall concerning a man attempting to enter a residence that he did not own or occupy. The caller stated a man was banging on the front door of the residence.
According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell, when Deputy Lt. Billy Cordell arrived at the residence, he found 62 year old James King of Marshall at the residence. Deputies learned that King lived 10 to 12 miles away from this area, but his car was located in the Foggy Bottom Road area.
Residents of the home told law enforcement that King arrived at their residence on foot and began beating on the door. When they did not respond, King picked up a wooden handled tool and used it to attempt entry into the home. He also attempted to gain entry by breaking the glass front door, but was unsuccessful. During these attempts, neighbors arrived to assist the homeowners.
King was taken into custody and transported to the Searcy County Detention Center where he was charged with attempted residential burglary, Class A felony. He was held at the detention center awaiting a hearing before Circuit Court Judge H.G. Foster.