Photo: Heinrich Klaffs

Johnny Cash Water Tower Leaks In Sensitive Area

A mural of Johnny Cash painted in his hometown of Arkansas has been shot in a rather “sensitive area”.

Painted on a water tower in Kingsland, the silhouette of the Country music legend, was shot at last week, causing the water tower to leak profusely.

According to Kingsland Mayor Luke Neal, the bullet hit the painting of the singer “in a very sensitive area”, causing the painting to appear as if the Cash was “taking a leak” on the town.

Neal told local news channel THV-11 that the tank loses 30,000 gallons of water every day that the leak continues stating “Somebody shot our water tower, shot the silhouette of Johnny Cash.” “It’s been leaking for the last almost week,” adding “You kind of run on a tighter budget in small towns like this, because it’s really all you’ve got to work with. And things like this can set you back a little bit.”

On Thursday (5.19) Police arrested and charged suspect Timothy Sled with two felonies – criminal mischief and impairing the operation of a vital public utility – for allegedly shooting the tower. If convicted, he could face up to 16 years of prison.

With crews having to drain the tower before they can begin repairs, it will cost $5,000 to fix the mural, which stands at Cash’s exact height of 6’2′ and was originally painted on the water tower in March 2021.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Heinrich Klaffs