Democratic Party candidate for Arkansas auditor general was arrested on Friday morning on an outstanding warrant.
Diamond Arnold-Johnson was taken into custody by Little Rock police on an outstanding warrant for felony terroristic threatening. Arnold-Johnson recorded the officers approaching her door on Facebook Livestream and opened the door for the uniformed Little Rock Police Department officers, and was arrested without incident.
Arnold-Johnson is running for Arkansas state auditor, where early voting has already commenced prior to the November 8 general election.
The Democratic Party of Arkansas has already begun distancing themselves from their candidate in a statement, saying:
“Earlier today, we were made aware that Diamond Arnold-Johnson was arrested by Little Rock Police. Everyone has the right to due process; however, our Party firmly believes people must be held accountable for any criminal behavior, especially candidates for public office,” the party stated. “The Democratic Party of Arkansas did not recruit her to run for Auditor of State, and we cannot bar her from running for this position. We remain focused on working for a better Arkansas and winning races across the state.”
Johnson is running to be Arkansas’ next auditor against Treasurer of State Dennis Milligan, a Republican, and Libertarian Simeon Snow.
The full 19-minute video of her arrest can be viewed on the Facebook Livestream, by clicking here.