Forrest City Man Allegedly Tried to Get Kids to Fight

DECEMBER 5, 2006 - Posted at 7:35 a.m. CST

FORREST CITY, AR - A Forrest City man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to pay children to fight in a local neighborhood.

Police say a parent and some juveniles told them that the man asked a group of children to fight another child.  Police say a similar incident occured last week in which the man allegedly tried to coerce the children, all dressed in red, to fight.

Sherman Allen, 20, was arrested on a felony charge of inciting a riot, and charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, disorderly conduct and engaging in a criminal group activity.

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