Officers Who Drew Guns In Bar Arrested, Released

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Two officers accused of pulling their guns at a Fayetteville bar were arrested Thursday and face criminal charges stemming from the April incident.

Jeff Harris, of Little Rock, and Rex Fredericks, of Elkins, both face charges of disorderly conduct and harassment, according to Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney Marc McCune.

Harris is additionally being charged with aggravated assault.

Frederick was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Thursday at 4:24 p.m. He was released at 4:50 p.m. on $2,500 bond. Harris was booked into jail at 8:02 p.m. and released at 8:24 p.m. on $2,500 bond.

The incident occurred on April 13 at Billy’s Bar and Grill. The two off-duty officers were involved in a disturbance and at least one of them displayed a weapon, according to police.

Adam Morano, the manager at Billy’s Pool Hall, said the incident happened after the bar owner’s son asked a visitor to leave because he and two friends had been causing problems with a group of regulars called the Polecats, who were participating in the bar’s Karaoke night.

McCune was appointed as special prosecutor to the case in May.

Booking photo of Jeffery Harris

Booking photo of Jeffery Harris

Booking photo of Rex Frederick

Booking photo of Rex Frederick