Deputy arrested on suspicion of DWI resigns

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A Newton County deputy arrested earlier this week on suspicion of DWI has submitted his resignation.

Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler says he has accepted the formal resignation of his former Chief Deputy Michael Kyle Dunn following the officer’s arrest on Sunday.

In a Facebook posting, Wheeler says, “As far as the Newton County Sheriff’s Office’s part goes, this is now a closed matter after Mr. Dunn’s resignation. He and the court system will deal with the matter of the arrest, but as far as our personnel issue goes, it’s closed.”

Sheriff Wheeler confirmed Monday a deputy from his office was arrested Sunday for suspicion of DWI and other offenses in Boone County. At the time, he did not identify the deputy.

Wheeler said at that time the Arkansas State Police was the arresting agency and was conducting the investigation.

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