Alderman arrested on felony charge

Thursday, February 2, 2006

A Seligman City Council woman and her husband, who own and operate a flea market in Seligman, have been charged with receiving stolen property.

Larry R. Galletly, 61, and Cynthia C. Galletly, 41, were arraigned in Barry County Associate Circuit Court on the felony charges late Tuesday afternoon.

The two were arrested Monday after the Missouri State Highway Patrol executed a search warrant at their business, Recollections Flea Market, located on Highway 37 near the Arkansas-Missouri state line.

During a search of the property, officers seized approximately $100,000 worth of various kinds of computer equipment and electronics. According to a probable cause statement signed by Sgt. Daniel F. Nash with the Patrol, the items were allegedly stolen from Larry Galletly's place of employment in Bentonville, Ark.

Evidence seized from the scene also revealed that Cynthia Galletly was allegedly selling the stolen items on the Internet under several different names.

In addition to being a local business owner, Galletly serves as a member of the Seligman City Council. She was appointed as east ward alderman in May of 2005 to fill the seat formerly held by Danny Joe Hendrix, who resigned. Galletly ran against Hendrix in the regular election and lost.

"I was shocked and surprised when I heard the news," said Seligman Mayor Duane Corn. "We will wait for more information. You're innocent until proven guilty."

Corn also stated that he had been in touch with the city's attorney about the matter.

Both Cynthia and Larry Galletly are being held in Barry County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond.

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