CONWAY — The superintendent of Guy-Perkins School District was arrested on felony theft and other charges Thursday after turning himself in to the Faulkner County sheriff's office.
CONWAY — The superintendent of Guy-Perkins School District was arrested on felony theft and other charges Thursday after turning himself in to the Faulkner County sheriff’s office.
A warrant for David Westenhover’s arrest was issued Wednesday following a three-month investigation into stolen weapons and property.
Authorities questioned Westenhover on school property Nov. 7 before students were released for the day. According to investigators, deputies executed a search warrant at the superintendent’s home on school grounds.
The search warrant stemmed from an investigation into a local residential burglary, FCSO Capt. Matt Rice said Thursday. He said Westenhover allegedly was in possession of one or more weapons stolen from the residence.
Rice declined comment on the caliber or type of weapons recovered from the scene.
“We also believe that his son was involved and he was trying to help cover that up,” Rice said.
Westenhover declined comment as officers escorted him to a patrol unit.
He is charged with theft by receiving, a Class D felony, hindering apprehension, a Class A misdemeanor, and aiding consummation of offense, a Class D felony.
Prosecutor Cody Hiland said the case is still under review and additional charges may be forthcoming.