Diamond Arnold-Johnson, the Democrat nominee for Arkansas auditor, was arrested on Friday for felony ‘terroristic threatening,’ KATV reported.
According to reports, Arnold-Johnson admitted during a trial for her husband, Arick Johnson, that she actually wrote the terrorist threats to her husband’s Facebook page over the summer.
SWAT was called to serve Arnold-Johnson a warrant after she refused to comply with police officers.
“Earlier today, we were made aware that Diamond Arnold-Johnson was arrested by Little Rock Police. Everyone has the right to due process; however, our Party firmly believes people must be held accountable for any criminal behavior, especially candidates for public office,” the Democrat Party of Arkansas said in a statement, KATV reported. “The Democratic Party of Arkansas did not recruit her to run for Auditor of State, and we cannot bar her from running for this position. We remain focused on working for a better Arkansas and winning races across the state.”
Eleven days before Election Day, the Democratic nominee for Arkansas auditor was arrested for felony terroristic threatening.
According to the Little Rock police, Diamond Arnold-Johnson had a warrant out for her arrest and was taken into custody without incident Friday morning.
A news release said that a warrant for Arnold, 32, was obtained after she admitted during her husband Arick Johnson’s trial for terroristic threatening in August, that she wrote the threatening Facebook posts that led his charge.
Police said officers attempted to serve the warrant to Arnold on Oct. 13 but she refused to comply and SWAT was called out.
“The situation continued to intensify and the decision was made not to escalate a non-violent situation, only to serve a non-violent warrant,” police said.
Arnold is being held at the Pulaski County jail.
Diamond Arnold-Johnson livestreamed her arrest.
Arnold-Johnson hid in her bathroom as the cops knocked on her door. She eventually opened the door and was taken into custody.
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