Murder in Ponderosa Trailer Park in Phillips County, Arkansas


We have reports that the Phillips County Sheriff Department is investigating a killing in the county. The incident happened in the Ponderosa Trailer park community just behind Wonder Bread House located on Highway 49 West at the edge of the Helena-West Helena City limits. This matter is still under investigation, however, Shannon Barnes, a 29 year old white male, who was born on September 30, 1981 and died early this morning of a gunshot wound to the left side of the head.

The Phillips County Sheriff’s Department has not released the name(s) of any suspect(s). However, such a report is received, we will update you.

About James F. Valley

I am married to the former Elizabeth James. I am a member of First Baptist MB Church. I have had a very interesting career in Helena-West Helena. I have taught in the Public School. I have taught high school students at the local community college. I have practiced law in Arkansas and Mississippi and handled cases at all levels of those state courts and federal cases up to the circuit court level. I support the CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Cougars. I support the ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS. I believe that we can make a difference in the lives of those around us, if only we will try.
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