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An Ashdown teen who shot and killed a man and his dog in March was sentenced Monday to 45 years in a Texas prison. Warrick "Sosa" Dunn, 18, pleaded guilty two weeks ago to murder in the March 30 death of Deandre "Shawn" Bush, 27, but District Judge Leon Pesek Jr., delayed formal sentencing to give Bush's family time to prepare statements.
The driver of the pickup who crashed into the rear of an Ashdown School District bus was issued a citation of careless and prohibited driving. The Arkansas State Police issued the citation ticket to Charles Joshua Allen, 26, of Ashdown.
An artist's rendering of the proposed Ashdown, Ark., elementary campus is shown. If Ashdown voters approve the $12.3 million plan, three campuses would be consolidated on the campus of Margaret Daniel Primary.
Three Ashdown School District students were injured about 7 a.m. Friday after the school bus was hit by a pickup as students were boarding the bus, according to officials. On Friday, May 6, 2016, investigators examine the Ashdown School District bus that was hit by the truck owned by the Little River Rural Development authority The Ashdown School bus had stopped on Arkansas Highway 32 to allow students to board when the pickup hit the rear end of the bus and also sideswiped the passenger side.
An Ashdown, Ark., man is being held inside the Lafayette County jail after allegedly leading area law officers on a high-speed chase in two counties early Sunday morning. Joshua Dixon, age unavailable, is being held on a felony fleeing charge and at least one charge of aggravated assault, according to information released Sunday afternoon by the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office.
A man described as a professional thief was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the theft of jewelry from an Ashdown residence. Barry Paul Andruszczak, 37, has no permanent address but has a criminal history involving jewelry theft, prosecutor Bryan Chesshir said.
An Ashdown, Ark., teen facing a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a Texarkana man in March is accused of shooting a dog after fatally shooting its owner. Warrick "SoSa" Dunn, 18, was arrested April 1 in the March 30 death of Deandre "Shawn" Bush, 27. Bush was killed as he sat in his car in front of his house in the 2000 block of West 18th Street shortly after midnight, according to a probable-cause affidavit used to create the following account.
A man described as a professional thief, Barry Paul Andruszczak, 37, was found guilty Wednesday for the theft of jewelry from an Ashdown, Ark., residence, and he was sentenced to 40 years in prison. A Little River County jury also assessed Andruszczak a $30,000 fine, and he is required to pay $40,000 in restitution for stealing jewelry from the Ashdown residence of Elston and Donna Green.