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    Police nab suspect in beating

    Investigators say victim was beaten and stabbed throughout Friday

    By Terri Richardson and Lynn LaRowe
    Texarkana Gazette



    The suspect in a severe domestic battery case will appear before a Miller County district judge today as the victim’s mother prays for healing and for justice.
    Heath Shane Dickerson, 27, was arrested about 11 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of East 38th Street in Texarkana, Ark., by the Texarkana, Ark., Police Department, said Officer Kristi Mitchell, TAPD spokesman.
    Dickerson was seen by a neighbor Monday morning as he reportedly was entering the same house where Brittany Nicole Gerber, 26, was found beaten and stabbed on Friday, Mitchell said.
    “It was determined during the investigation that the suspect ... beat and hit Gerber throughout the day after he became angry with her,” said Mitchell. “During the altercation, Dickerson stabbed Gerber numerous times on the head and neck, causing serious injuries.”
    Gerber was discovered after her co-workers went to the residence to check on her when she did not show up for work, Mitchell said.
    The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival, said Mitchell.
    A warrant for Dickerson’s arrest on a felony, first-degree domestic battery charge was issued prior to his arrest, Mitchell said.
    After he was arrested by TAPD officers, Dickerson was taken to the Bi-State Justice Building and has since been transferred to the Miller County Correctional Facility.
    Meanwhile, the victim is receiving medical attention.
    “It’s going to be a long, hard, terrible process,” said Gerber’s mother, Melanie Long, of the recovery the victim has ahead of her. “We’re just praying every day that she gets better.”
    Long says her daughter told her she was beaten over a period of hours.
    Long’s daughter told her there was a belt around her neck used to choke her and she was beaten in the face and neck with a 10-pound dumbbell weight and fists.
    Long said Gerber was also stabbed with a butter knife countless times and the knife was used to cut her ears. One of Gerber’s ears required reattachment, Long said.
    Long said Gerber’s jaw is wired shut after being broken in three places. Gerber’s neck is broken as are many other bones in her face, Long said.
    A ventilator, which was being used to help Gerber breathe, was removed Monday morning, Long said.
    The ventilator was necessary because the swelling in Gerber’s face and neck were restricting her airway, Long said.
    Dickerson is not serving a term of probation in either Miller or Bowie counties, according to officials.
    In 2007, Dickerson was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail for assault, resisting arrest, evading arrest and criminal trespass, records show.
    Once investigators with the Texarkana, Ark., Police Department have completed their investigation, the case file will be delivered to the prosecutor’s office serving Miller County. Based on the information in the file, prosecutors will determine with what crimes they will charge Dickerson.
    If convicted of first-degree battery, Dickerson faces five to 20 years in an Arkansas prison. Kidnapping carries a penalty of five to 20 years as well.


    I am not sure there is a book big enough to throw at this guy.
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    IMO, attempted murder seems to be the more appropriate charge to return.
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    Agreed, this is attempted murder.

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    “It was determined during the investigation that the suspect ... beat and hit Gerber throughout the day after he became angry with her,” said Mitchell

    Agreed, attempted murder. 20 years ain't enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moga View Post
    IMO, attempted murder seems to be the more appropriate charge to return.


    +1 This scumbag needs to be put away for a very long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    +1 This scumbag needs to be put away for a very long time.
    Or better yet, a very short time if you get my drift.

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    In 2007, Dickerson was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail for assault, resisting arrest, evading arrest and criminal trespass, records show.
    He has shown that he can not function in our society and must be permanently removed from it, either life in prison or a more permanent solution
    A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    He has shown that he can not funstion in our society and must be permeantly removed from it, either life in prison or a more permeant solution
    I vote for the more permanent solution.
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    The punishment for evil people like this should be exactly the same as they did to their victims.

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    This lowlife woman beater needs a public beating throughout the day,If he survives reschedule the following daywhere do these guys come up with these lame charges he tortured her throughout the day attacked her with deadly weapons and almost killed her,attempted murder would be a good start
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    Pic of the dirtbag here:

    Victim’s mother pleads for help

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    He needs to be pilloried, in the old-fashioned sense.

    Presumably he was able to beat her for hours because he wouldn't let her go. Throw kidnapping in with that attempted murder charge, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzaerexys View Post
    He needs to be pilloried, in the old-fashioned sense.

    Presumably he was able to beat her for hours because he wouldn't let her go. Throw kidnapping in with that attempted murder charge, too.
    I agree 100%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junkyard Dawwg View Post
    The punishment for evil people like this should be exactly the same as they did to their victims.

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    +1! This guy is a real stud. I wonder how he would fare if he was the one getting the crap beat out of him for hours. Perhaps jailhouse justice will prevail - or someone with a watchful eye when the dirtbag is finally released.
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    I am up for a little one on one time with him....
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