Black HS Football Players Held at Gunpoint by White Woman While Fundraising

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Four Black teenagers who were going door to door in their Arkansas community to raise money for their high school football team said a white woman pulled a gun out on them.

Wynne Police Department Chief Jackie Clark told WMC the incident took place on August 7 at 10 a.m. Officers responded to a report of “suspicious persons,” but, when police arrived, officers said they saw four teenagers lying on the ground with a white woman standing over them with a gun.

Officers arrested Jerri Kelly, 46, on August 15, according to arrest records viewed by The North Star. Kelly was charged with four counts of false imprisonment in the first degree, four counts of aggravated assault, and four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree. Her bail was set to $10,000, and she was released on bail later that evening.

“During that time…

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