An Arkansas judge is under investigation following a caught-on-video spat with a former state lawmaker — over the jurist’s parking spot outside the courthouse, according to reports.
Benton County Circuit Judge Brad Karren was recorded blowing up at former Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter outside the Bentonville Courthouse — with the judge, who was wearing a gun, angrily hurling his cane to the ground at one point.
That footage caught the attention of the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission, which said Monday it is probing the judge’s conduct, KFSM-TV reported.
Carter, who served in the state legislature from 2009 to 2015, shared the video on Twitter after the incident but later deleted it.
The beef began around 7 p.m. Friday when Carter met his wife and son for dinner at The Hive, a local restaurant — with his son inadvertently parking in the judge’s space, according to the North Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Former Rep. Davy Carter