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