Former St. George Mayoral Candidate Arrested

Former St. George Mayoral Candidate Arrested

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(St. George-AP) -- Former St. George mayoral candidate Tarrell McKay Hughes, who had been missing since July after being accused in a drug case, has been arrested.

Hughes was arrested Saturday after being spotted walking in the city.

He was booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility on 50 thousand dollars bail.

Fifth District Court Judge James L. Shumate issued a warrant for his arrest last summer after Hughes failed to show up for a July 17th resolution hearing on a charge of arranging the distribution of a controlled substance.

Hughes was convicted in 1996 of attempted aggravated assault, attempted assault of a prisoner, driving on a suspended license, interfering with an arrest and disorderly conduct.

When Hughes was running for mayor in the 2001 election, he only admitted to the conviction of disorderly conduct. He said all other charges were the result of police corruption.

Daniel McArthur, who was the incumbent, beat Hughes five-thousand, 936 to one-thousand, 228.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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