|Updated: 3/05/2009 8:46 am
||Published: 3/04/2009 2:29 pm
Investigators are offering a $50,000 reward for help solving the car bombing that critically injured the chairman of the Arkansas Medical Board. A month after the explosion that nearly took his life Dr. Trent pierce is still in the hospital.
"As of today he was talking and recognizing individuals who come into the room. He can see with one eye and can read cards," West Memphis Police Chief Bob Paudert said.
Despite this progress, Doctor Trent Pierce is in critical condition in Memphis. Investigators have talked with him but will not say if he's able to help with the case.
Stuart Lowery with the ATF says they are working diligently to find out who put the bomb into Pierce's car critically wounding him outside his West Memphis home one month ago today.
They identified the type of explosive and have followed more than 300 but still don't have a suspect. With contributions from the ATF, Crittenden County and the state medical board they announced a $50,000 award for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
"The offering comes plain and simple...we need the public's help closing the case...we believe there is additional information in the public and hope this is an additional incentive to people to come forward," Lowery said.
According to Chief Bob Paudert, Dr. Pierce is not just his personal physician he's a friend and good person who deserves justice.
Dr. Pierce was critically injured in the bombing on February 4th exactly one month ago. He is still recovering in the hospital.
Those with information are asked to call the bomb tip hotline at 888-ATF-bomb.