Tuesday, February 07, 2006

BoBo's World

Lonoke, AR edition:

A series of arrests involving drugs, sex and the abuse of a state inmate program shocked the small town of Lonoke on Monday, as the police chief, his wife, the mayor and two bail bondsmen were taken into custody.
Police Chief Jay Campbell and the two bail bondsmen, Bobby Cox and Larry Norwood, were arrested on allegations that include conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine, while the chief’s wife, Kelly Harrison Campbell, was arrested and faces allegations of residential burglary, providing state inmates drugs and alcohol and taking two of them outside the city jail to have sex, authorities said.
Jay Campbell, 46, was charged with multiple felonies, including conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, hindering apprehension or prosecution, criminal conspiracy to commit residential burglary, theft by receiving and theft of services, according to a bench warrant.
The warrant issued Monday states Kelly Campbell gave the Act 309 inmates at the city jail a cell phone, marijuana and liquor. It also states that she had sex with two of the inmates multiple times, including at a local hotel, in violation of the Correction Department program rules.
Lonoke police officers told investigators that “they could not keep the chief’s wife out of the jail and that when they tried, she became irate,” and when a jail supervisor instructed officers to keep a log of her visits to the jail, her husband “became irate,” according to the warrant.