White woman pulls gun and detains four black kids going door-to-door for a school fundraiser

Cross County Sheriff’s Office

The wife of an Arkansas jail administrator is facing charges after she pulled a gun on four teens who were going door-to-door for a fundraiser for their school’s football team, according to a report from WMC.

Police in the city of Wayne, Arkansas say that when they responded to a “suspicious persons” report, they arrived at the scene to find the four students lying face down on the ground while the woman, identified as Jerri Kelly, stood over them with her gun drawn.

According to reports, Kelly is white and the four teens are black.

After the officer stood the teens up, they explained  that they were simply selling discount cards for their school’s athletic program. Days later, a warrant was put out for Kelly’s arrest. She turned herself in on Monday and was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a minor. She was released Monday evening on $10,000 bond.

Speaking to WMC, a man who lives in the neighborhood said that kids going door-to-door for school fundraisers and events isn’t an uncommon sight.

“Usually it’s right before football season, late summer or early fall,” Bill Winkler said.


Featured image via Cross County Sheriff’s Office

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