Tue August 15, 2023

By April Lovette


Former Dierks Water Official Sentenced

Arkansas State Police Cheryl Delarosa
Former Dierks Water Official Sentenced

August 14, 2023

On August 10, 2023, Cheryl Delarosa was sentenced to six years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and ordered to pay $501,000 in restitution to the City of Dierks by the Howard County Circuit Court.  In June, Delarosa pled guilty to Class B Felony Theft of Property and Class B Felony Abuse of Public Trust.  Delarosa is the former manager of the Dierks Water Department.The 9th West Judicial District Prosecutor asked Arkansas State Police to investigate in November 2020 after an audit revealed a misappropriation of funds in excess of $500,000 from 2015 through 2020.