Anne Pressly, KATV Reporter, Found Beaten and Bleeding in Home. Update: Suspect in Custody!

Update 7: Police Nab Suspect, Curtis Lavelle Vance, in Pressly’s Death and Charge Him with Capital Murder. And here is more on the arrest from CBS 11 TVBTW, all updates get bumped to the top. Anything below is older.

Update 6: A Reward of $30,000 to catch her murderer has been offered. Although they have not updated the press, the Little Rock PD says work on the case is ongoing.

Update 5: Anne Pressly Has Died. Rest in Peace, Ann. No news yet on the investigation into who committed this heinous crime. Any change in the news not posted up here, please post to comments. Thanks.

Update 3 (bumped to top): Anne Pressly in Stable Condition!

Anne is now listed in stable condition at the hospital. She suffered blunt force trauma to her head and upper body. There were no signs of forced entry at her home.

Good news, good news. End update.

Update 4: Pressly Improving and Fought Attacker.

Anne Pressly, a KATV reporter who recently had a bit-part in Oliver Stone’s W., was found beaten in her home by her mother, who fortunately would regularly give her a daughter a wake-up call.

And she don’t live too far from my neck of the woods. Down in Arkansas. Even graduated from Rhodes College. Ugly story. Looks bad right now, but hopefully she’ll pull through.

Ann Pressly. Hope everything turns out all right. Sounds like it was someone who knew her, though. No forced entry? Dogs are let out or set free? Hmmm.

Anne Pressly. Hope everything turns out all right. Sounds like it was someone who knew her, though. No forced entry? Dogs are let out or set free? Hmmm.

Update 1: Ann Coulter Doppleganger Mysteriously Attacked. Story title there is a reference to Anne Presley’s role in Oliver Stone’s W.

A link to the latest AP article on the subject. Newsbusters doesn’t like APs report and thinks it is biased. And more on the Pressly attack.

Weird URL. This Image May Not Last.
Weird URL. This Image May Not Last.
More of Anne Pressly. She was attractive and popular. Could have been a stalker. Police are going through her computer. Im sure well know more soon.

More of Anne Pressly. She was attractive and popular. Could have been a stalker. Police are going through her computer. I'm sure we'll know more soon.

Update 2: Video from a CBS report on Anne Pressly:

USA Today basically repeats the wire from AP I cited earlier.

30 Responses to “Anne Pressly, KATV Reporter, Found Beaten and Bleeding in Home. Update: Suspect in Custody!”


  1. 1 Candra Peaster October 21, 2008 at 2:36 am

    OMG THIS IS SO SAD ME AND MY MOM ARE BEST FRIENDS WITH HER ANN THIS IS CANDRA I KNOW YOU WILL MAKE IT I AM HERE FOR YOU I KNOW YOU CAN HERE ME CRYING OUT FOR YOU ME AND MOM LOVE YOU SO MUCH WHO WOULD DO SUCH A THING

  2. 2 memetrics October 21, 2008 at 11:40 am

    I do not know, Candra. Folks are praying she recovers. And that justice is done, and whoever did it is stopped from doing it again.

    There’s a fresh AP story on the case now Police seek motive in Ark. anchorwoman’s beating. I’ll update this post with any new links this morning sometime.

  3. 3 Bajangal October 21, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    I have never heard of this young woman before but as a Christian my heartfelt prayers go out to the Father that her life will be spared and that she will return to her former glory.

  4. 4 rdtraveled October 22, 2008 at 12:07 am

    I worked at the apartment complex where Anne used to live. Not your typical rebellious, college kid away from home. Disciplined, full of humility, loves her family and respects others without expectations. Totally Christ-like in her approach to people and life. God rewards these. I suspect she has been instrumental in alot of people becoming better people. She’ll be back to form with some time. Pray for her strength and mending until then.

  5. 5 Rican October 22, 2008 at 5:02 am

    This could be political motivated after she had part in the movie W. Someone might did not like her been part of the W. movie attacking the GOP Republican and with the elections down in the corner this could had been done for political fanatic. “just a guess”

  6. 6 memetrics October 22, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    rdtraveled: everything I’ve read said she’s a wonderful person. I, like lots of people, are praying for her continued recovery, and that they catch whoever did this to her.

    rican: Maybe it was a wacky fantatic Democrat who confused her role as Ann Coulter with the real thing, and in their whacked out brain thought they were attacking Ann Coulter. Which is no less far-fetched or stupid than your scenario.

    I don’t guess it’s impossible, but whatever the “motivation”, the person who did it is pondscum and dangerous and needs to be caught and put away, and I pray for Anne Pressly’s swift and speedy recovery. Trying to inject politics–especially with zero information, right now–into this is just a little creepy, if you ask me.

  7. 7 vol October 22, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    my heart goes out to this young lady. being a fellow journalist.
    lets not speculate about it being politically motivated.
    im hoping for a full, speedy, recovery.

  8. 8 bob October 22, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Was she raped?

  9. 9 memetrics October 23, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Nobody is reporting that. If she was, it’s under wraps (as of my last reading, I need to update myself on the news this morning), but it looks like she was just straight-out attacked. Purse theft is the only motivation, last time I checked. Which seems a stretch, to me.

  10. 10 Tammy October 23, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    This story breaks my heart. I will pray for your recovery and Pray that God heals inside and out.

  11. 11 Monica October 26, 2008 at 12:48 am

    My Father just came in and told me that the news broke in and announced that Anne Pressly has passed away in the hospital.

  12. 12 Kathie October 26, 2008 at 3:27 am

    This is one of the saddest stories I have heard in a long time since we had a missing (never found) reporter in Mason City, IA. She used to work in my city of Cedar Rapids. Just a horrendous crime and I hope they find her killer. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family.

  13. 13 Dee October 26, 2008 at 4:19 am

    RIP, Ann Pressly….

  14. 14 Zac October 26, 2008 at 5:54 am

    RIP ANN PRESSLY

    Arkansas will miss you and may God see your face in heaven now

  15. 15 kathy October 26, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    To Anne Pressly Family,
    What a tragic loss. My heart and prayer go out to all of her family and friends; Especially to her mother. As a mother this is a nightmare. Who could do this to such a beautiful young woman. She did not deserve this. May God be with all of you.

  16. 16 Carl October 26, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    This is the worst kind of news to a parent. So much going for her and some punk(s) had to end her life in the worst way. I pray for her family to forgive and to remember her in the best way, and I pray for the speedy capture of her attacker(s) and hope he/they never see the light of day for the rest of their pathetic lives.

  17. 17 melissa October 26, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    May God bless this family. As a police officer, who is far away, I’ll pray that they bring this coward to justice and bring some peace to this burdened family. Rest in peace, Ann.

  18. 18 PAUL WOLF October 27, 2008 at 10:13 am

    There is a spiritual secret to this case. Look at her first name: Anne; and her maiden name, which was Cannaday. So What? you ask. And the answer is that proper names in this world are governed by Divine law published in the Bible at 1Samuel 25:25, which reads, “For as their name is: So are they!”
    Now Cannaday rhymes with Canaan, and Anne contains three letters from Canaan’s name. It is not by coincidence. This woman was a fallen angel in human form, and she was killed violently for that reason.

  19. 19 memetrics October 27, 2008 at 11:58 am

    You can’t be serious, Paul Wolf. If you are, get help. Or turn yourself in.

    And if you aren’t, go somewhere else. Anne’s nota fallen angel, she is a victim of a senseless crime, and the guy who did it needs to get caught. End of story.

  20. 20 karatechampmom October 27, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Tragic, terrible loss of a beautiful person on the inside and on the outside. I hope she is resting peacefully in God’s loving embrace. Such a senseless crime. Why????

  21. 21 frank October 27, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Uhhhhhh Wolf……….ok that was wierd…..
    back to reality. This was a senseless tragic crime that I hope the perp is caught soon and brought to justice. This kind of crime makes us all think and realize we are not safe even in our own homes.

  22. 22 Nancy October 27, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    How people can make such rude and hurtful remarks about someone who has been murdered. Don’t you think maybe, just maybe someone close to her would read your garbage? To her family I am so sorry that this has happened to such a beautiful young woman. I pray this person is caught and given the death sentence. Much Love

  23. 23 memetrics October 27, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Yeah, Paul Wolf is hardly the worst. I had to delete a bunch of pornographic comments made yesterday. I don’t know what’s wrong with some people.

  24. 24 Lindsey October 28, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    I am truly shaken by all this. Anne was a beautiful, smart, and an all around good person. Seeing her on tv everyday made me feel as if i knew her personaly. She will be truly missed and thought of often. May you be in gods arms.

  25. 25 DONNA October 29, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    I HOPE THIS PERSON IS FOUND SOON. I AM SO SORRY THIS HAPPENED TO YOU ANNE. BUT I AM SURE WITHOUT A DOUBT YOU ARE IN THE LORDS CARE. MY PRAYS, LOVE, THOUGHTS GO OUT TO HER FAMILY. I HEARD SHE WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON WHO ALWAYS WANTED TO MAKE SOBODYS DAY BRIGHTER.
    I THINK WE SHOULD ALL DO THE SAME IN HER MEMORY.

  26. 26 Angelo November 28, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    PAUL WOLF
    October 27, 2008 at 10:13 am
    There is a spiritual secret to this case. Look at her first name: Anne; and her maiden name, which was Cannaday. So What? you ask. And the answer is that proper names in this world are governed by Divine law published in the Bible at 1Samuel 25:25, which reads, “For as their name is: So are they!”
    Now Cannaday rhymes with Canaan, and Anne contains three letters from Canaan’s name. It is not by coincidence. This woman was a fallen angel in human form, and she was killed violently for that reason.

    This is an abomination! How could you write such a horrendous thing? How about your name Wolf. Does it make YOU a predator? You sound like one of those murdering Muslim fanatics who take everything in the Qu’uran literally. DO you honestly think that Jesus would agree with you?
    What you have written makes you no better than the savage knife wielding beast who killed her.

  27. 27 memetrics December 1, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    The weird prophecy stuff is bad enough people. Racist comments will be deleted. Just gonna happen. Like it or don’t, but racist rantings will be deleted as soon as I see them.

  28. 28 justiceandpeace December 1, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    May her family and loved ones find solace one day
    May full justice be served in God’s chosen way
    May they find strength in her courage to fight the accused;
    and that her innocence, never taken, resisted abuse.

    Please take heart,
    for what is not given can never be taken.
    Though body can be, the soul’s never shaken.

    @->->–

    We beseech Thee, O Lord,
    in Thy mercy,
    to have pity on the soul of Anne Pressly;
    do Thou, Who hast freed her
    from the perils of this mortal life,
    restore to her the portion of everlasting salvation.
    Through Christ our Lord,

    Amen.
    Respect. Justice. Peace.

  29. 29 david November 23, 2009 at 1:50 am

    Many are praying for you. My arms around you Mom and Dad of Anne.

  30. 30 acrodiaalibia December 9, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Sorry for writing OT but which WordPress theme are you using? It’s looking awesome.


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