BENTON COUNTY, AR-- A former constable accused of impersonating an officer has been cleared of the charge.
Lawyers for Tommy Clowers announced Tuesday the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed the felony charge of criminal impersonation. In January, a deputy reported seeing Clowers' car while patroling in Bentonville. His gold sedan had a badge decal on the door that read "civil officer" and had a light bar. Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck said they had received a report that same day from a driver who had been pulled over in Rogers by someone wearing a sewn-on badge and claiming to be an officer. Clowers, 65, was once an officer at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and served as a constable in Washington County before losing his re-election in 2012
The dismissal comes after a months long investigation by the county and Clowers' laywers uncovered inconsistencies in the case and reports made by his accusers, according to Walters, Gaston, Allison & Parker Law Firm.
They also noted that no other witnesses or possible victims reported claims to Benton County Sheriff’s Department.
Clowers did enter a plea of guilty to possession of an emergency blue light, according to a law firm statement but said he was unaware it was unlawful for him to have them.
Clowers has announced he intends to run for Constable in the next election.