Update: Leachville mayor responds to chief's termination

Update: Leachville mayor responds to chief's termination

LEACHVILLE, AR (KAIT) - The police chief in Leachville told Region 8 News he was fired Friday by Mayor Ralph Wells.

Former Chief Steve Lancaster said Leachville Mayor Ralph Wells did not provide any documentation as to why he made that decision.

Region 8 News spoke with Mayor Wells Friday night.

He said Lancaster was terminated for "several reasons."  However, he did not list any specifics.

"I don't have time to answer questions from 8, 3, 13. I've got a job to do," the mayor said.

Wells requested that Region 8 News air and print that quote.

Lancaster was named chief of police by Wells in January of this year.

He had been with the department for eight years.

We'll keep following this story. Stay with Region 8 News for all the updates.

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