The silhouette of remembered American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash was letting-loose for a whole week in Cleveland County Arkansas. The painting of the famous singer on the Kingsland Watertower had been shot, coincidentally, right in the crotch area. This Arkansas water tower was spewing out water for days, which is not good, but the funny part was, it looked like the silhouette of Johnny Cash was peeing.

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Timothy Sled, 38, of Kingsland, is facing two criminal felony charges after allegedly shooting a hole through the Kingsland water tank, which resulted in an ongoing leak that lasted a week.

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department said Sled was arrested Monday and charged with criminal mischief (Class D felony) and impairing the operation of a vital public utility (Class C felony) on Tuesday.

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The water tower was shot sometime before 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11th. Since then, city officials have estimated that the tower has lost about 30,000 gallons of water per day from the leak, costing $200 per day.

Kingsland water office manager Betty Graham was the first to discover the leaking tower when she arrived to work early Wednesday morning. She could hear the water leaking and thought it was a tank overflow, but it was after daylight that she discovered the tank had been shot.

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This morning on the Dwyer & Michaels show, Mayor Luke Neal was on the phone talking about the towers leak. He informed us that the hole had been repaired and he sent us the photo above. You can see a white circle on Johnny Cash where the hole had been covered.

Leher Painting Enterprises of Mayflower was called to repair the tank. The city had to draw down the water level inside the tank below the leak in order to make the repairs. The estimated repair was reported at about $5,000.

“It is kind of funny, but that does not mean you’re going to get way with what you did." Mayor Luke Neal said about the tower shooting. "It’s given us a lot of attention, but not the attention we wanted."

Read more details here: Cleveland County Herald

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