• Dennis McCaslin

Johnson County resident sentenced to nineteen-years on 2020 kidnapping, attempted murder charges

An eighty-year-old Johnson County male who was arrested in the spring of 2020 was sentenced to a total of nineteen-years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections this week for kidnapping, attempted murder and commission of felony crime with a firearm;

Eugene Quackenbush was originally charged with kidnapping, attempted murder and terroristic threatening stemming from a February, 2020 incident that occurred in downtown Clarksville, according to Arkansas County Connect.

The case wound its way through the court system for over two years, surviving a couple of motions to dismiss because of the lack of a speedy trial, before Quackenbush was deemed guilty by a jury trial last week. Quackenbush was given ten years on the kidnapping and six years for the attempted murder with a three-year enhancement for the firearms charge.

He was also assessed an $10,000 fine of the terroristic threatening charge.

Quackenbush will remain jailed in the Johnson County Detention Center pending his transfer to the ADC.

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