by Shannon Cay
EUREKA SPRINGS. Ark. – A man accused of molesting his young daughter is apprehended and transported to Carroll County, Arkansas this week.
Authorities say 44-year-old Michael Pannell is behind bars in the county jail facing rape and indecency with a child charges. Investigators believe he committed the acts with his daughter while she was less than ten years old.
Pannell has been on Carroll Couty’s most wanted list for quite some time and was originally taken into custody last week in Miller County, Arkansas.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says the rape allegations stem from an investigation by Child Protection Services out of Indiana.
Over the course of their investigation, it was alleged Pannell committed the sexually deviant acts to the girl on two separate occasions while living at 569 County Road 2200 of Eureka Springs.
This case, which was also filed on October 9th in Indiana’s court system, was referred to the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division and the Sheriff’s Department.
Pannell’s bond has been set at 500-thousand dollars.