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Sheriff's office: Central Arkansas mayor, school board member arrested on burglary charge

By Rachel Herzog

This article was originally published May 15, 2018 at 1:26 p.m. Updated May 15, 2018 at 5:29 p.m.

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Mike Kemp

The mayor of a central Arkansas city was arrested Tuesday morning, the sheriff's office said.

Shannon Hills Mayor Mike Kemp, 61, was taken into custody about 11:30 a.m. on Allen Road on a warrant, Saline County sheriff's office spokesman Jeffrey Silk said.

Kemp is charged with residential burglary, criminal trespassing and two counts of theft, according to an arrest report.

He was released from the the Saline County jail Tuesday afternoon, records show.

The sheriff's office declined to give further details on the arrest, citing the open investigation.

A call to the mayor's office for comment went unanswered Tuesday afternoon.

The Pulaski County Special School District lists Kemp as a member of the board on its website.

Deborah Roush, a spokesman for the district, said the district was made aware of the allegations Tuesday afternoon.

"Needless to say, we are taken aback and are awaiting further information," Roush said in a statement. "We are currently unable to reach Mayor Kemp. The Board will monitor the situation and take appropriate steps if and when it is necessary."

Read Wednesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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RUST5914 says... May 15, 2018 at 5:33 p.m.

What a damned disgrace.

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tomrob says... May 15, 2018 at 9:45 p.m.

He looks like col Kurtz in apocolypse now....the horror

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SunDevil says... May 15, 2018 at 10:24 p.m.

Very odd situation....

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