Craighead Co. detective interviews Bono officials about meeting

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - A Craighead County detective alleges some officials of a small eastern Arkansas town acknowledged they met in violation of the state's open meeting law.

Detective Gary Etter said that on Friday he interviewed four council members, the city's mayor and a police officer who recorded an alderman trying to coax him into the meeting.

Etter said he'll turn over his report to prosecutor Scott Ellington by Monday to determine whether misdemeanor charges should be brought against the public officials.

Bono police officer Dustin Norwood, Mayor Billy Stephens and aldermen John Dodd, Kenny Pillow, Leon Hamilton and Jerry Sullins were interviewed. Etter declined to say which officials acknowledged that the meeting was illegal.

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