Independence County jury finds man guilty

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An Independence County jury found a Lakeview man guilty of seven felony charges on May 10 in Independence County Circuit Court, according to a release from the 16th Judicial District.

David Tiskus had been charged with two counts of commercial burglary and one count each of breaking or entering, possession of a controlled substance, theft of property, and failure to appear.

The jury found Tiskus guilty on all counts and sentenced him to 18 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and imposed $8,500 in fines.

Tiskus was arrested in November of 2017 when he broke into two Batesville businesses —  Aerotech Machine Corp. and Cup’d Up Calls. At that time he was found to be in possession of less than two grams of methamphetamine.

The Honorable Tim Weaver presided over the case. Prosecutor Eric Hance and deputy prosecutor Kellye Barber, presented the case. Batesville Police Department investigator Fred Friar handled the investigation, the release noted.

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