7OYS case updates

Case updates.


A washed out crossing inside a gated Hot Spring county subdivision has been repaired.

The work isn't quite done...but 90 percent finished is a long way from where things were when we visited Riverview subdivision two weeks ago.

There are only two ways in and out of the gated neighborhood. And after heavy rains this past spring washed out a crossing and months had passed without any repair progress...residents called Seven-On-Your-Side. We called the developer and within a week crews had arrived to start work. The road re-opened last week, although pavement and guard rails are still needed.

Three weeks ago we told you about Jeremy Rupert. Rupert was a heat and air contractor who took nearly $5,000.00 from a customer and failed to provide any equipment or work at all. Not only has Rupert promised and failed to pay that customer back, he has failed on promises to repay another customer with the same story. In that case the amount paid to Rupert was $3,000.00.

Last week we told you about Manuel Cooper, but we have yet to find him or hear from him. The son of an 80 year-old Benton resident claims that Cooper duped his mother out of nearly $8,000.00. It was a patch and seal driveway job that professionals estimate should have cost at most $2,000.00. A formal complaint has been filed with the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board.

And the upcoming trial of Diana Woodle has been pushed back. Woodle is the former manager of the Southeast White County Water Association accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Woodle’s attorney says he needs more time to review thousands of documents before trial.

That trial had been set for mid-November.

It now appears that the soonest Woodle will stand trial is December 12th.

If you need help from Seven-On-Your-Side you can email Jason Pederson and our team of volunteers at Or you can call 501-324-HELP (4357).

Air date: October 12th, 2017

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