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AG Rutledge announces arrest of Izard County man for crimes involving children

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of an Izard County man for crimes involving children, according to a release from her office.

Steven Eldridge, 63, of Melbourne, was arrested by the attorney general’s Cyber Crimes Unit on four counts of distributing, possessing or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony. He is currently being held on bond at the Izard County Detention Facility.

Special agents in the attorney general’s office had previously seized multiple computers and external hard drives from the home. The file will be turned over to Sixteenth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer when completed.

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