Trial Moved For Pope County Constable Accused Of Destroying Walmart Property

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RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – The trial date for a Pope County constable accused of destroying Walmart property has been moved from Nov. 4, officials say.

Kenny Loveless, 43,  was arrested on July 13 after the Russellville Police Department responded to a call on criminal mischief at the Walmart located at 2409 E. Main St., according to an arrest report.

Loveless’ trial was scheduled for Nov. 4, but it was moved to Dec. 9, officials said.

On July 13, Walmart manager Jeff Wright told police that a shopping car corral had been damaged. Authorities reviewed security footage and saw Loveless, wearing a police t-shirt, and two teenage girls get into a white and tan Chevrolet pickup truck, the report states.

The two teenage girls were identified as Loveless’ daughter and one of her friends, according to the attorney representing Loveless.

The driver of the truck hit a shopping cart corral, dragging it behind the vehicle, according to the report.

Loveless then got out of the truck and got into the driver’s seat. He attempted to pull the truck forward to dislodge the corral, and on his second attempt, he pulled the shopping cart corral from the ground and dislodged it from the truck, the report states.

He made an attempt to place the corral back into position and then left the store. Walmart personnel told authorities they had dealt with him before, according to the report.

Police used the license plate seen in the footage and found the truck was registered to Loveless, the report states.

Loveless was booked into the Pope County Detention Center, and he faces a charge of criminal mischief, according to the report.

Walmart officials told authorities the shopping cart corral is no longer usable and was pulled from the lot. The damage was estimated at $1,350, the report states.