7OYS case updates

We have updates on a large alleged theft, an unexpected arrest and an arrest warrant for The Tree Man.


There are several Seven-On-Your-Side cases winding their way through the legal process.

We begin our updates with a case Jason Pederson helped expose last year in the small town of Higginson.

It's one of the biggest theft cases White county has ever seen. Two former employees of a small water company were scheduled for their first appearances in court in Searcy.

Brandon Johnson turned himself in late last week and asked a judge Tuesday morning for more time to hire an attorney.

Accused of stealing over $40,000.00 from the Southeast White County Water Association, he is due back in court September 5th.

Diana Woodle, SEWCO's former manager, is accused of stealing over $360,000.00. Her attorney Paul Petty entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. Woodle's trial has been set for mid-November.

Back in April you heard from LaQueena Cox. She was upset about the living conditions at Parkway Crossing apartments in North Little Rock. Cox had formerly served as manager of the complex. She now is facing a theft charge after being arrested and accused of taking cash rent payments from at least seven tenants and failing to deposit those payments.

And an arrest warrant has been issued by police in Mississippi for “The Tree Man” Omar Rivers.

Police in Byram Mississippi...a suburb of Jackson...say Rivers took $1,250.00 from a man there to cut down a tree back in May...but never returned.

That is the same amount that a Saline county couple says rivers took from them.

Omar Rivers was last seen driving a maroon and gray van, license plate 641-WZT, in the Jefferson county area. If you see him or that vehicle call your local police and they can get in touch with authorities in Mississippi.

If you have a problem or an issue and would like to get some help from Jason and the volunteers, you can call 501-324-HELP (4357) or send an email to

Air date: August 1st, 2017

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