Helena-West Helena Treasurer Michael Boone voluntarily accepted the service of a summons Tuesday at the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office in the wake of criminal and civil charges filed against him last Thursday by District Attorney Fletcher Long.

 

   Helena-West Helena Treasurer Michael Boone voluntarily accepted the service of a summons Tuesday at the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office in the wake of criminal and civil charges filed against him last Thursday by District Attorney Fletcher Long.
   Phillips County Sheriff Ronnie White told the Daily World that Boone came to the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday of his own accord to accept the summons stemming from the criminal charge of malfeasance of office for failure to comply with the Arkansas Municipal Accounting Law during 2007-2009 and civil charges for the improper disbursement for travel expenses to certain elected officials and city employees.
   Fletcher filed charges Thursday in Phillips County Circuit Court calling for Boone’s removal from office. Boone has served as city treasurer since January 2007 after being elected to the position in November 2006.
   Deputy District Attorney Todd Murray said Tuesday a summons had been issued by Long’s office for Boone to appear in Phillips County Circuit Court July 16. Boone and/or his attorney are scheduled to appear before Circuit Judge Richard Proctor.