Garland City, AR Mayor Arrested After Shopping Spree On Stolen City Checks - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Garland City, AR Mayor Arrested After Shopping Spree On Stolen City Checks

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By Jonathan McCall - bio | email

GARLAND CITY, AR (KSLA) -"Whatever happens. It happens." They're words that sum up exactly what is happening right now to Garland City, Arkansas Mayor Yvonne Dockery

"We have a warrant issued out for theft of over 500 hundred dollars," says Kristi Mitchell with the Texarkana, AR Police.

KSLA News 12 has learned that last Thursday a Miller County, Arkansas judge issued a warrant for Dockery's arrest after allegedly using a city check to purchase more than 600 dollars in merchandise from an area Walmart, apparently without the knowledge of the City of Garland.

"The City of Garland, AR received the information that the check was cashed at which time they contacted the police department and the investigation began and a warrant was issued because the check is stolen," says Mitchell.

Sometime Wednesday afternoon, Louisiana State Police arrested Dockery, and because of the warrant, she was brought to the Caddo Correctional Center, where she remains.

Back in 2007 KSLA News 12 first reported about money problems that have followed the mayor. That's when the Garland City council accused Dockery of stealing money from the city, and giving herself money advances.

But for now, Dockery remains in office Arkansas, but behind bars in Caddo Parish.

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