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Arkansas congressman’s son, 31, arrested after police search his vehicle and find a gun and drugs

Republican congressman’s son is arrested on ELEVEN charges, including intent to deal meth or cocaine and possession of a firearm

  • The son of Republican Arkansas congressman Steve Womack was arrested 
  • James Phillip Womack was found with a gun and a small quantity of meth in is car
  • Outlets reported that the 31-year-old gave police a fake name when approached
  • He was arrested on 11 counts including possession of drugs with intent to deliver

James Phillip Womack was arrested on Thursday on 11 counts, including drug possession and intent to deliver. He’s pictured in an undated mugshot 

The son of an Arkansas congressman has been arrested on multiple drug and gun charges.

Benton County jail records show that 31-year-old James Phillip Womack was arrested Thursday night on 11 counts, including possession of methamphetamine or cocaine with intent to deliver.

Womack, the son of Republican Rep. Steve Womack, is being held without bond.

Police had been looking for the younger Womack because he was a parole absconder. He was arrested after they received a tip that he was at Woodsprings Suites in Bentonville. 

When police arrived, he reportedly gave officers a fake name, according to 40/29 News. Cops searched his vehicle and found an unloaded pistol, small quantities of meth, syringes and other drug paraphernalia, 5 News reports.

Rep Steve Womack, who represents northwest Arkansas’ 3rd Congressional District, released a statement on Friday that his family loves his son unconditionally but that he’s accountable for the choices he’s made. 

‘Like so many families across this nation, our family has been dealing with a loved one’s addiction. The most recent arrest of our son adds to that pain,’ Steve Womack said. 

Rep Steve Womack said in a statement that his family loves his son unconditionally but that he's accountable for the choices he's made

Rep Steve Womack said in a statement that his family loves his son unconditionally but that he’s accountable for the choices he’s made

‘We love him unconditionally; however, as an adult, he is accountable for the choices he’s made. We honor and respect the criminal justice system that will decide his fate.’

The younger Womack pleaded guilty in 2010 to conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. He’s expected to appear in court on the most recent charge on November 5. 

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