Details Released in JP Arrest


Sebastian County Justice of the Peace for District 13, Karla A. Reedy, turned herself in and was booked into the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center on Wednesday, May 27.

According to a Fort Smith Police report on April 21, officers were dispatched to Reedy’s home and that she had “blood shot, watery eyes and slurred speech.” The reported incident involved damage to a neighbor’s yard, allegedly left by Reedy as she drove across the lawn.

Multiple witnesses contend Reedy was driving under the influence of alcohol with a minor in the vehicle.

The responding officer reported “Karla informed me that she was a Justice of the Peace for District 13 and the she had called Judge Hudson about what was going on. She kept telling us that the gate community was private property and that we had no right being there. She then called Justice of the Peace Aldrige. She was telling him that we were there to arrest her for speeding.”

The officer also made contact with Reedy’s neighbor. The neighbor informed the officer that Reedy had pulled into his yard not the driveway, leaving noticeable ruts in the yard. The neighbor also reported that Reedy “did a burn out in the road and then started speeding through the neighborhood.”

A FSPD officer contacted the Department of Human Services, and a criminal mischief report was taken for the neighbor on damage to his yard.
On Wednesday evening Reedy turned herself into the Sebastian County Adult Detention, where she was booked on charges of endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree. Reedy was released shortly thereafter on a signature bond.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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