Letter to the Editor

Arrest report was inaccurate

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Dear editor,

The Mountain Home News came out today, June 28, and my aging parents had bought their usual copy and sat down to relax and read it. My mother called, and they were extremely upset because of what they had read in your paper in the police log section, and I quote, "Dorothy E. Marx, 54, felony probation violation."

This is absolutely untrue, and they knew it. Mistakes are made, but this is a very serious one and needs to be called to the public's attention.

Why was not the correction made before sending it to the paper? There was plenty of time (they really want to know).

This untrue report is very hurtful in so very many ways. It was hurtful to them, my future plans and more than likely to my seven-year-old daughter.

Dorothy E. Marx, Mountain Home

Editor's note: After the newspaper received an initial phone call regarding the concerns identified in this letter, the staff reviewed the arrest reports submitted by the Mountain Home Police Department and Elmore County Sheriff's Office and validated our documentation. The newspaper's long-standing policy is that all arrests and court proceedings are published as submitted from the police department, sheriff's office and courthouse without any additions or deletions.

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