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July 25th, 2014

Harrington gets 30-year-term; 2 others convicted on sex charges

July 25, 2014

Three men recently received prison sentences after each pleaded guilty to felony charges in Saline County Circuit court.

One man pleaded guilty to drug charges and a sexual assault charge. Two others were charged with sexual crimes after meeting their victims at local churches.

Joey Harrington, 43, of Benton, pleaded guilty to several charges including sexual assault, felon in possession of a firearm, failure to appear in court and possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver. He was sentenced by Saline County Circuit Judge Grisham Phillips to a 30-year prison term.

William Troy Skinner

July 25, 2014

William Troy Skinner Sr., 78, of Benton passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. He was born Sept. 2, 1935 in Greenbrier, to Luther and Jessie (Bates) Skinner.
Troy served in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed being surrounded by his family and friends, playing the guitar, hunting, fishing, camping and spending lots of time with his dog, Lady.
Troy was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Betty Skinner; and his sister, Pauline Murphey.

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