Beebe alderman arrested for campaign sign theft
BEEBE — A Beebe alderman has been arrested for allegedly stealing the campaign signs of one of his three opponents.
White County authorities say Alderman Leslie Cossey was arrested about 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Polls opened at 7:30 a.m.
Sheriff’s Cpl. Steve Hernandez told The Daily Citizen in Searcy that Cossey was arrested after candidate Jonathan Gordon’s wife called police to report she saw him with her husband’s campaign signs under his coat.
Hernandez said Cossey still had the signs under his coat when he was arrested. Hernandez said Beebe police called the sheriff’s office because Cossey is a current member of the City Council.
Cossey did not return a phone call for comment.
Cossey, Gordon and James Rainbolt are candidates for the seat now held by Cossey.