Winona Councilwoman has first day in court after being arrested at meeting

WINONA, Miss. (WONA/WCBI) – A Winona council member had her first day in court after being arrested during a council meeting.

During the June 20 Board of Aldermen meeting, Sylvia Clark was suspended by police after an ongoing feud erupted between her and city Parks and Recreation Department officials.

Clark was reportedly critical of park officials and their handling of money, particularly money taken from tournaments held in the city.

WONA radio reported that after comments Clark made during a June 6 meeting, those employees felt the need to speak for themselves to the board.

Clark reportedly interrupted their comments. Mayor Aaron Dees tried to get her to settle down and, after several warnings, called on Winona police officers to remove her from the meeting.

Clarke reportedly did not initially comply and was led away.

She was charged with simple assault on a police officer in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

Clark will have a court hearing on Oct. 30 for disorderly conduct/failure to comply and resisting arrest.

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