Arkansas woman Jerri Kelly calls 911 on black teens raising funds for football team

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An Arkansas jail administrator’s wife allegedly held a group of black teens at gunpoint — when they were going door to door to raise money for their high school football team.

Jerri Kelly, 46, came out of her Wynne residence with a firearm Aug. 7 when the four students approached to sell restaurant coupon cards, news station WREG reported.

She allegedly demanded the teens — some of whom were in their school jerseys — get on the ground with their hands behind their backs.

After calling 911, she stood over them with a gun until officers arrived at the scene, authorities said.

Police brought the teens home and arrested Kelly after investigating the incident.

Kelly — who is married to Cross County Jail Administrator Joe Kelly — was booked Monday on charges for aggravated assault, false imprisonment and endangering a minor, authorities said.

Cross County Sheriff David West said that Kelly doesn’t have a mugshot because she had a medical issue while being booked, news station WMC reported.

“I’m professional. My department is professional,” West told the news station. “There was no special treatment. She went through the steps just like any other person would.”

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