Jail worker resigns after refusing to take wife's mugshot after she pulled a gun on black teenagers

Mail Online | 8/17/2019 | Leah Mcdonald;Lauren Edmonds For Dailymail.com
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A jail administrator resigned for not taking his wife's mugshot after she was charged with assault for threatening four black teenagers with a gun.

Joe Kelly, who works at Cross County Jail in Arkansas, was reportedly accused of 'favoritism' for not taking his wife Jerri Kelly's mugshot following her arrest on Monday.

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Sheriff David West said Jerri Kelly had a medical issue during her booking at the jail on Monday. She subsequently returned on Thursday and her picture was taken then.

He told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette: 'Joe did nothing wrong, but with his wife and the way this blew up, he decided it was best.

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West claimed that news of the arrest 'blew up' on social media because there was no mug shot of her on the jail's website.

'There's nothing shady here, how this has blown to this proportion over her photo not being there is beyond me.'

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West said the Kellys live in one of his rental houses and that Joe Kelly was planning to buy the house from him.

Kelly was charged five days after she held a gun on four black teenagers who were going door-to-door to raise money for the high school football team.

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She called law enforcement on August 7 to report ‘suspicious persons’, according to authorities.

The persons in question were four teenagers from Wynne High School, who were going door-to-door selling restaurant coupons to help raise money for the football team.


Two of the four boys were wearing...
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