• Dennis McCaslin

Wanted Bella Vista woman arrested for Attempted Murder in Franklin County



A 29-year-old Bella Vista woman who was already the subject of a Benton County failure to appear warrant on felony drug charges faces five new felony and one misdemeanor charges after her arrest Friday in Franklin County, according to boking information from the Franklin County Detention Center.


Fanny Rebecca Corona-Varela was booked into the FCDC Friday night on several felony counts, including Attempted Murder-Homicide. In addition, she is being held on Residential Burglary, Theft of a Firearm, Possession of a Forearm by Certain Persons, and Criminal Impersonation felony counts as well as misdemeanor Obstructing of Justice charges.


The Benton County warrant, issued on October 21, seeks the arrest of Corona-Varela for failure to appear to answer to charges for a November 26, 2019 arrest in that county for Class D felony Possession of Meth or Cocaine. While out on bond she was arrested against on February 21 of this year and charged with Possession of a Schedule I,2 (Excluding Meth of Cocaine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Both those cases remain active in Benton County.


Few details were available about the Franklin County arrest and Today in Fort Smith will follow up with law enforcement on Monday in an attempt to garner more information.


Corona-Varela remains jailed pending a bond hearing this week.


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