UPD Officer arrested after disturbance at fair

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - An Arkansas State University Police officer was arrested on Saturday at the Northeast Arkansas District Fair following a dispute with a Jonesboro Police officer.

According to the police report from JPD, Seneca Knight of Jonesboro approached the JPD officer who was making an arrest, an identified himself as a police officer and was wearing a handgun on his hip. According to the report, he then stated that the person in custody was his nephew and the officer had "no right to put his hands on him (his nephew).

The report states that Knight began to present his ASUPD badge in an abrasive and aggressive manner, and was warned by the JPD officer to leave the scene because he was interfering with an arrest and a crowd of people was beginning to gather.

Knight didn't leave the scene and continued to argue with the officer and according to the statement by the officer, put his finger in his face and refused to leave. He was then placed under arrest and transported to the to the Jonesboro Police Department.

Knight's badge and weapon were turned over to the Arkansas State University Police Department. Knight was charged with disorderly conduct.

Seneca Knight has been put on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a UPD investigation.

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