Dunklin Co. officer facing charges after harassing children
DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A police officer who serves two communities in Dunklin County finds herself on the other side of the law, accused of harassing two local children.
This unusual story began in Clarkton in late December. That’s when authorities accused Mallory Butler of verbally harassing two children playing outside in the snow on Christmas Eve.
According to court records, Butler serves as a police officer in both Campbell and Senath. She faces two felony counts of first-degree harassment.
The Dunklin County chief deputy handled Butler’s case. He accused her of approaching two children in her Campbell uniform and telling them she would beat them up for the way they treated two other kids also playing with them that day.
This court record also shows Butler then took to social media to continue the harassment. According to the Dunklin County Sheriff’s Department, Butler resigned from the Campbell Police Department on December 26.
Butler is out on bond and is scheduled to be back in court January 20.
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