GOULD, AR – Two brothers of a Gould city councilwoman have been arrested in connection to the attack of Gould Mayor Earnest Nash.
Don and DeCarlos Smith were arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Arkansas State Police. Don faces 1st degree battery charges, DeCarlos faces 3rd degree battery charges. Both are brothers of Councilwoman Rosieanna Smith.Mayor Earnest Nash says he was pistol whipped
the afternoon of August 4th.
Nash and the Gould City council have been at odds with each other since the new council members took office in January. The day Nash was attacked was the same day that a lawsuit was filed challenging the eligibility of two council members
The small Arkansas town garnered national attention when they passed an ordinance prohibiting citizens from meeting within the city limits. That ordinance, along with two others, was repealed Wednesday night
during a city council meeting. The meeting was heavily attended by residents and the Arkansas State Police.