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Accident leads to arrest


On February 13, 2024, the Searcy County Sheriff's Office received a call from an individual in St. Joe, concerning threats made against him, and harassment against his wife.  The victim stated that while he and his wife were at the Dollar General in St. Joe, an individual known as Randy Eddings, also from St. Joe, harassed his wife.  The victim also stated that after his wife entered the store, Randy Eddings stated something to him, at which time the victim told Eddings to leave his wife alone.  According to the complainant/victim, Eddings then threatened bodily harm to him.  A few moments later, Randy Eddings and a female, later identified as Beverly Fultz of Harrison, Arkansas, left the store and traveled north towards Harrison.  After leaving the store, Beverly Fultz, the driver of a 2012 Jeep Liberty (AR)(ALS-07R), and the passenger, Randy Eddings, left the roadway in the vehicle, struck a State Highway sign, Hwy. 374 E., and fled the scene without reporting the accident. 

After deputies responded to the area, a search resulted in the location of the unoccupied 2012 Jeep Liberty.  The vehicle was stationary approximately ¼ of a mile from the accident scene, and returned the Beverly Fultz of Harrison. 

On February 15, 2024, at 930AM, Beverly Fults arrived at the Searcy County Sheriff's Office to speak with law enforcement.  In a POST MIRANDA interview, Fultz stated that she was responsible for crashing her vehicle into the road sign and leaving the scene without reporting it.  Furthermore, Fultz stated that Randy Eddings of St. Joe, Arkansas was the passenger in her vehicle.  Fultz also provided information that assisted law enforcement in the investigation.

Fultz was charged with Fail to report accident and leaving the scene of an accident.  An affidavit for the arrest of Randy Eddings was prepared concerning the charges of Harassment and Terroristic Threatening 2 counts.

On February 27th, 2024, deputies with the Searcy County Sheriff's Office arrived at 201 Badger Drive, just outside of St. Joe, Arkansas, in an attempt to locate Eddings concerning active warrant for his arrest.  After arriving, Eddings was located and taken into custody without incident.  He was transported to the Searcy County Detention Center for booking, and processing.  Both Fultz and Eddings are awaiting Searcy County District Court Dates.

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