Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington. (Photo: Max Seigle, THV 11)
BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington has announced his retirement plans again.
According to a letter from the sheriff, dated Sept. 6, 2013, he announced he will retire as Sheriff of Saline County effective Oct. 1, 2013.
The Saline County Quorum Court will hold a special meeting Saturday at 2 p.m. to officially declare the sheriff's vacancy and discuss the matter further.
READ: Pennington Retirement Letter and Quorum Court agenda (http://on.kthv.com/17L0aOb)
Pennington first announced his retirement last week following fallout from an arrest that happened in June, which resulted in him pleading guilty to charges against him. After announcing his retirement would be effective October 1, 2013, he then changed his retirement date to January 2015. Days later he said he will not be retiring in Oct. 2013 or in Jan. 2015, but will seek re-election in Nov. 2014.
To read more background on this story, click on the articles below:
Saline Co. Sheriff changes retirement notice
Saline Co. sheriff announces retirement
Sheriff Pennington pleads guilty to previous charges
Charges against Saline Co. Sheriff amended
Sheriff Bruce Pennington responds to petition to oust him
Questions raised over whether Saline Co. Sheriff should be charged with DUI
New Details: Sheriff Pennington fought officers, insisted on driving while drunk