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Cross Co., Wynne officials look at juvenile curfew

 

WYNNE, Ark. (AP) - Officials in Cross County and in the county's largest town are considering a juvenile curfew following what they call a rash of crimes by teenagers.

County Judge Jack Caubble told The Jonesboro Sun that most of the crimes were committed by people younger than 16. He said he's also noticed a number of juveniles and their parents lining the halls of the courthouse each Thursday when they appear before a judge.

Wynne Mayor Bob Stacy says the town has also seen juvenile crime increase and that the City Council is considering an 11 p.m. weeknight and midnight weekend curfew for those under 17.

Caubble said county officials are reviewing policies in other counties and cities to get ideas about when a juvenile curfew might be put in place.

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