Jerri Kelly is accused of holding four black teens at gunpoint while they were fundraising for their football team in Wynne, Arkansas. She is the wife of Cross County jail administrator Joe Kelly.
Jerri Kelly is an Arkansas woman and wife of Cross County jail administrator Joe Kelly who was arrested after police say she held four black teens at gunpoint while they went door-to-door to raise money for their high school football team in Wynne.
The boys were selling restaurant coupon cards for Wynne High School when they were forced to the ground outside of Kelly’s home on Montgomery Drive on August 7. She aimed her gun at the boys until police arrived and determined they had done nothing wrong, according to WREG-TV.
The 46-year-old Kelly was not arrested until almost a week later, on Monday, August 12, when charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and endangering a minor were filed against her. Kelly was quickly bonded out of the Cross County jail, where her husband works.
“As always, the Wynne Police Department is committed to protecting our citizens,” Wynne Police Chief Jackie Clark
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