- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - The Searcy police chief has resigned after his home was searched by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Searcy Mayor David Morris told reporters at a brief news conference Tuesday afternoon that Police Chief Jeremy Clark resigned, effective immediately. Morris said he can’t comment further because of an ongoing investigation.

Clark did not return phone calls seeking comment. KATV-TV reports that Clark denied wrongdoing and said he’s the subject of an arson investigation.

Special ATF Agent Kevin Moran said agents contacted Clark and that the chief went with then to his home where the search warrant was served Tuesday.

Moran told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock that Clark was a suspect in an investigation, but said the police chief had not been arrested and was cooperating.

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