The home of Alice Valley, mother of former mayor, Attorney James Valley, was shot up for the second time in two weeks.
A horrific, terroristic act was committed in West Helena Tuesday night, August 28, 2018, against an innocent 80-year-old woman, Alice Valley, a highly respected member of the community. The home of Alice Valley, mother of former mayor Attorney James Valley was shot up for the second time in two weeks.
On Thursday, August 16th, a person or persons shot in her home. She spent the night laying on the floor.
Tuesday night, August 28, her daughter was getting ready to go to bed and again, a person or persons fired a volley of bullets in Mrs. Valley's home and this time Mrs. Valley was hit.
Mrs. Valley was rushed to the Emergency Room at the Helena Regional Medical center. She is reportedly in stable condition.
According to a police incident report, Helena-West Helena police officers were dispatched to 211 Coanza for a gun shot victim. Officers spoke with the daughter of the victim upon arrival who advised that her mother had been shot.
Officers found 80-year-old Alice Valley laying face down on the living room floor. Officer Tarbin Henderson applied a tourniquet and compression bandage to the wound.
Pafford arrived to take over medical treatment. Other unites arrived and the units secured the scene for GIB’s arrival.
Many concern community leaders gathered at the hospital to show support for the Valley family. Mrs Valley is very highly respected and loved in the community.
Mrs. Valley's son James Valley is an attorney and former mayor who is running for re-election for the city of Helena-West Helena in November. Her other son Andre Valley is the present City Attorney for Helena-West Helena.
Attorney James Valley has just won a very heated and bitter law suit battle regarding the reduction of the Helena-West Helena City council, who was represented by City Attorney Andre Valley.
Son-in-Law School Board President Andrew Bagley is running for re-election to the Helena-West Helena School Board.
Is this a politically motivated crime against this family? Or some other sick excuse to do harm by hurting innocent people? Whatever the motivation, this community will join together to see that justice is served and those individuals who had anything to do with this are brought to justice.
The Helena-West Helena police department along with the County Sheriff’s Office and the Arkansas State police are investigating. If you have any information, contact the Helena-West Helena Police Department.