Saturday, June 28, 2008

Warrant Requested By Ruby Burton Has Been Signed

June 27, 2008


Dear Friends,

I want to let you know that a judge from Arkansas County has signed a warrant against me. This drastic action came at the request of Ruby Burton of the Humane Society in Monticello and only after judges in Phillips and St. Francis Counties declined to issue a warrant. This matter grows out of an incident where some dogs were released. I have addressed this matter in an open letter which is available for reading at (Search for "open letter").

This is a highly unfortunate incident. No crime has been committed. I fully intend to continue to cooperate with law enforcement authorities during all phases as this matter unfolds. In the meantime, I will be working toward continuing the progress being made by the City of Helena-West Helena to improve the lives of the citizens in our community, which includes assisting in fundraising for a new animal shelter, fixing potholes, paving streets, and provide good effective municipal services. In the meantime, I will have no further public comment on this matter until the legal issues have been resolved. All questions regarding this matter are to be directed to the City Attorney's office.

Yours truly,


James F. Valley

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Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
Helena-West Helena, 72342
870-572-3421 Phone
870-572-5034 Fax
870-817-4035 Cell

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