June 11, 2006
Ark. deputy charged, fired for going topless
The Associated Press
HOT SPRINGS, Ark.– A sheriff's deputy who is accused of going topless at a campground has been fired and charged with indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.
Dawn Rene Roberson, 38, of Royal, was fired Wednesday after she turned herself in on the misdemeanor charges.
According to incident reports, a marine patrol deputy and a park ranger told a topless Roberson to cover up in separate encounters Sunday.
Later, authorities received a complaint that a woman without a top was in view of children.
One report said a grandmother complained that the topless woman became "loud and disorderly" after she told the woman to cover up. Another camper told authorities the woman became belligerent when confronted.
In both instances, the topless woman said she was a law officer, according to the reports.
The next day, one of the people who complained identified Roberson in a photo of members of the jail staff, officials said.
A July 18 court appearance was set for Roberson. She could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine on the exposure charge and up to 30 days in jail and a $100 fine on the disorderly conduct charge.