Garland County Deputy Fired after Topless Spree in Hot Springs

JUNE 9, 2006 - Posted at 8:19 a.m. CST

HOT SPRINGS, AR - A Garland County sheriff's deputy has been fired and charged with misdemeanors for allegedly exposing herself near a campground at Lake Ouachita.

Dawn Rene Roberson, 38, was terminated Wednesday.  Authorities say they received several complaints that Roberson was going topless at the lake.  She was allegedly belligerant toward campers who complained and asked her to put on a shirt.  Reports indicate that two separate law officers also told Roberson to get dressed.

Roberson is charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.  She has worked at the sheriff's department since 1997 and was a sergeant in the detention center.

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