FLIPPIN — The mayor of Flippin says he won't resign his post, despite a recent incident in which he accidentally shot out a window in City Hall.
At a City Council meeting this week, Mayor J.J. Hudson said he wouldn't step down. Councilman Stacie Hopper requested Hudson's resignation, saying she'd been contacted by several residents who wanted Hudson to step down.
The Baxter Bulletin reported that Hudson accidentally discharged a rifle while visiting the police chief's office in City Hall earlier this month. No one was injured, though the gunfire left a baseball-sized hole in an office window.
Hopper says "there's no reason" the mayor should have fired a gun in City Hall. Hudson responded that he wouldn't resign and said the city is moving forward from its problems.