July 29, 2015
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Izard County drops rape charges against Cave City man

     The state has dismissed felony rape charges against 20-year-old Phillip Kyle Bunch of Cave City, according to records in the Izard County Clerk's office.
     Bunch was charged in August last year after a then 14-year-old girl alleged she was forced to have sex with him. The girl told authorities that following the sexual contact, she was able to break away from Bunch, ran into a wooded area and reported the incident in a 911 call.
     First responders, including the Izard County Sheriff's office and the Calico Rock Fire Department, found the girl on a bluff overlooking the railroad tracks and the White River in an area off Chessman Road in Calico Rock.

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