Rural America Reels From Violent Crime. ‘People Lost Their Ever-Lovin’ Minds.’

Posted on AllSides June 10th, 2022
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WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Local prosecutor Rebecca McCoy used to think of her home in central Arkansas as a place where the worst crimes were usually stolen tractors and lawn mowers.

In March 2020, she was called to the trailer of a 72-year-old man who had been bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat. It was White County’s first homicide in almost two years. By that December, there were 11 more.

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