Eureka Springs man jailed, accused of raping 10-year-old girl

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Eureka Springs man has been arrested

and is accused of raping a minor.

A press release from the Carroll County

Sheriff’s Office says

Michael Wayne Pannell,

44, was brought

to the Carroll County

Detention Center on

Dec. 15 after his arrest

in Miller County. Pannell

was charged with

rape and sexual indecency

with a child, the

release says.

His charges stem from an investigation

by Indiana Child Protective Services, the

release says. In the course of that investigation,

the release says, it was alleged

that Pannell committed acts of rape and

indecency with a child on two separate occasions

while living at 569 County Road

2200 in Eureka Springs. The case was referred

to the Arkansas State Police Crimes

Against Children Division, the release

says, and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

Pannell’s alleged victim is a 10-year-old

girl, according to the release. He is being

held in the Carroll County Detention Center.

Bond is set at $500,000.

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