‘Heroic’ Rogers mailman arrested on drug charges
James Dupont, the Rogers mailman who was recognized for pulling three people out of a burning car and saving their lives in June, was arrested on Friday on two drug related charges.
Dupont, of Cassville, Mo., is a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALCS) Branch 1514 in Rogers, Ark. That union is part of the AFL-CIO, which named him National Hero of the Year in a Washington, D.C., ceremony in October for his bravery.
An anonymous source who requested anonymity confirmed that Dupont is the same man who was arrested on Friday and is being held in the Benton County Jail on two pending charges — possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to deliver a counterfeit substance. Click here to see Dupont’s inmate record at the Benton County Jail.
What did Dupont do? Frankly, we at First Arkansas News aren’t entirely sure and have related all the facts we have at this time. We’ve left a message with the Benton County Sheriff’s office and hope to soon find out more. We’ll post the details as soon as we get them.
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email = Ethan@FirstArkansasNews.net.