4 arrested as homeless removed from university property

September 9, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — University of Arkansas police say four people were arrested for remaining on property that the university is trying to clear out homeless camps.

The four were arrested Thursday, the deadline the campers were given on Aug. 9 to leave the property. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the four face charges ranging from public intoxication and drug possession to criminal trespassing.

The 55-acres of undeveloped land is about one mile (1.6 kilometers) from the UA campus and is for sale.

Jessica Andrews, the CEO of a local homeless center, estimated that 80 to 100 people were living on the property

UA spokesman Mark Rushing said the university gave notice of the evictions to give local community organizations time to work with people living in the camps.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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