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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