Update: Son of suspended Guy-Perkins superintendent arrested

Joshua David Westenhover, 24, of Guy, was arrested in Searcy County late Friday night after police filed an arrest warrant in Faulkner County Circuit Court.

Westenhover is charged with theft by receiving.

Westenhover is the son of David Westenhover, superintendent of Guy-Perkins School District, who was arrested Thursday in connection with stolen weapons that investigators say his son took from a home in Greenbrier.  Westenhover is charged with theft by receiving, hindering apprehension and aiding consummation of offense.

He was released Thursday on a $6,000 bond. That same day, the Guy-Perkins School Board voted to place the superintendent on paid administrative leave.

His son, Joshua, was arrested at about 10 p.m. and transported back to Faulkner County at about 11:30 p.m., according to a Sheriff's Office news release. He is being held without bond until his first appearance on Monday. 

 

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A warrant for the arrest of Joshua David Westenhover, 24, was filed in Faulkner County Circuit Court at 3:43 p.m. Friday. 

Westenhover is the son of David Westenhover, superintendent of Guy-Perkins School District, who was arrested yesterday for allegedly receiving stolen weapons that investigators say his son took from a home in Greenbrier.

According to information filed with the clerk's office, Westenhover is charged with theft by receiving, a Class D felony.

More details to follow.

 

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