Rep. Womack’s Son Jailed on Parole Violation

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The son of Rep. Steve Womack was booked into the Benton County Jail Friday on a felony parole violation, according to the Sheriff’s Office website.

James Philip Womack, 25, of Rogers, was jailed at 9:45 a.m. and is expected to have his bond set at a hearing in the next few days, jail officials said.

The congressman issued a statement Friday, saying Philip was jailed for a technical violation of his parole and faces no new charges.

“As many know, this has been an ongoing struggle for Philip, and he understands that there are consequences to his actions,” the congressman said. “Our family is encouraged by the steps he has taken to turn himself around and, despite this setback, will continue to support him in getting the assistance he needs.”

Philip Womack also was jailed in April on a parole violation, according to the jail.

In 2010, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, after court documents show he sold six grams of methamphetamine for $600 to a confidential informant.

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but it was later recommended he serve a 105-day boot camp program for nonviolent first-time offenders, records show.

Rep. Womack, a Republican former mayor of Rogers, was re-elected Nov. 6 to a second two-year term in the U.S. House of Representatives.