By Associated Press - Tuesday, April 12, 2016

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck - who faces tampering charges - is offering to resign under certain conditions.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports ( ) that Cradduck submitted his resignation Tuesday, if the county Quorum Court meets conditions that include payment of about $80,000 for the remainder of his 2016 salary and benefits.

A special meeting of the Quorum Court was scheduled for Tuesday night to discuss the offer.

Cradduck has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of tampering with a public record and a misdemeanor count of tampering. He’s accused of falsifying an employee payroll request and of instructing his assistant to lie about it to Arkansas State Police investigators.

Cradduck was defeated for re-election in the March 1 Republican primary. His term in office ends Dec. 31.


Information from: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,

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