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Neighbor: Mayor Rogers did 'block her in'

Rhonda Finney said her neighbor's concession stand trailer has been sitting there for decades. Rhonda Finney said her neighbor's concession stand trailer has been sitting there for decades.
HAWKINS, TX (KLTV) -

A neighbor of the woman who filed a complaint against Hawkins Mayor Will Rogers is speaking out about the incident.

Rogers was arrested Monday on a charge of official oppression after he visited a woman's home and allegedly blocked her driveway with his vehicle.

Rhonda Finney lives next door to the woman who filed the complaint, and said she, too, received a visit from the mayor about removing a trailer from her property.

Finney then watched the incident unfold next door.

"He did have her blocked in," Finney said, motioning to her neighbor's house.

Finney claims she has received erroneous citations in the past for grass that was too tall, and on the day her neighbor was blocked in, was warned to move a trailer from her property.

"They pick and choose who they write citations to," Finney said.

Finney said she eventually removed the trailer from her property, but not before receiving a $200 fine. The concession stand trailer in her neighbor's driveway remains.

"It did seem like he had good intentions, but he did block her in," Finney said.

Finney, who grew up in Hawkins and returned a few years ago, said she has never seen a mayor go door-to-door addressing town codes.

"No it's never been done in Hawkins," Finney said.

But as for the way the mayor treated her, Finney is not complaining.

"He gave me his business card that day," Finney said.  "He wasn't rude to me that day he talked to me."

The daughter of the woman who filed the complaint said her mother was not ready to make a statement about the incident.

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