Bono Police Officer Target of Sexual Misconduct Investigation

BONO, AR - Another Bono police officer is now the target of an investigation involving allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Bono Mayor L.M. Duncan confirmed the information for K8 News, saying that officer Jim Matha, no longer is employed by the city.  Previously, Matha served as Bono's interim police chief after the former chief, Rick Duhon, was fired for similar actions.  Duhon is now serving prison time in the Arkansas Dept. of Correction.

Sources say the same teenage girl who accused Duhon of misconduct is now accusing Matha.  Matha has not yet been formally charged.  The incident is being investigated by the Arkansas State Police, at the request of Bono Police Chief Lance Suttles.