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Independence mayor arrested over the weekend


Independence Mayor Carl Scharff was arrested Friday evening.

He has been charged with Public Intoxication, Harassment of Public Officers, and Interference with Official Acts.

Police officers in Independence were called to Majestic Tavern of Friday evening for a medical call after a fight at the bar.

Scharff supposedly would not give a statement to officers.

Officers say he was swaying and acting defiantly, and would not submit to a breath test.

Officers also said Scharff would not listen to instructions and they arrested him.


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