The news is out: [The wife of an Arkansas jail administrator was arrested on Monday after she allegedly pulled a gun on four black students who were going door-to-door to raise money for a school athletic program, according to WMC.
Wynne police charged 46-year-old Jerri Kelly, wife of Cross County Jail administrator Joe Kelly, with four counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a minor. Her arrest came days after she reportedly held the teenagers hostage outside a home.
Last Wednesday morning, officers responded to a report of “suspicious persons” and found Jerri standing over four juveniles who were lying on the ground, Wynne Police Chief Jackie Clark said. Jerri purportedly had a gun in her hand.
According to Clark, one of the officers then let the teenagers stand up and they explained that they were selling cards as part of a school fundraiser. Bill Winkler, a resident who has lived in the neighborhood for four decades, told WMC that he often sees the students going door-to-door and that it was nothing new.
“Usually, it’s right before football season, late summer or early fall the kids were out selling these discount cards,” he said.]
America: racism from sea to shining sea.