Man Arrested in Brutal Arkansas TV Anchor’s Death

Published November 28, 2008

Posted Nov. 28, 2008 – After getting a tip to his location, Arkansas police arrested Curtis Lavelle Vance, 28, at a home in Little Rock on Wednesday night in connection with the brutal death of TV Anchor Anne Pressly.

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Vance was charged with capital murder in the death of Pressly, 26, an anchorwoman who had a small part in the President George W. Bush biopic "W." Pressly died   Oct. 25 — five days after being severely beaten in what police described as a random attack at her home.

Police were tipped to Vance’s location, naming him as their suspect, said Lt. Terry Hastings, a police spokesman.

Vance lived in Marianna, in eastern Arkansas but had numerous contacts in central Arkansas , where the murder took place, Police Chief Stuart Thomas said.

Written by BET-Staff

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