Newport mayor says police chief is retiring

Newport mayor says police chief is retiring

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - Newport Mayor David Stewart says Police Chief Michael Scudder is retiring.

Region 8 News confirmed it with the mayor on Friday.

Chief Scudder has been with the Newport Police Department for 36 years.

The chief's last day on the force is June 29.

There is no decision yet on who will replace him.

Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates.

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