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2 Arrests in 2 Days Connected to Cheer Time Leaves Owner Devastated

A central Arkansas cheer gym featured on a reality show is dealing with a second arrest in two days.
Andrea Clevenger (left) and Ronald Dunlap (right)
Andrea Clevenger (left) and Ronald Dunlap (right)
SHERWOOD, AR -- A central Arkansas cheer gym featured on a reality show is dealing with a second arrest in two days. 

On Tuesday, Andrea Clevenger was arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old boy.

Clevenger had appeared several times on the reality show Cheer Perfection, which featured Sherwood business Cheer Time Revolution. 

And on Wednesday, another arrest, this time directly linked to the gym.

Cheer coach at CTR, and featured cast member on Cheer Perfection, Ronald Dunlap was arrested for pot possession. Dunlap was charged with simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

"The last 24 hours has been a nightmare, waking up to a bad dream," said Alisha Dunlap, Cheer Time Revolution co-owner and Dunlap's wife.

She said the first arrest, Clevenger's, was a surprise.

"I was in absolute shock," she said. "I didn't even know what to think for the longest time, and then my heart was broken to all the kids involved."

Alisha said Ronald's was also a surprise. In fact, she didn't know until a national media called her.

"It was a huge disappointment," she said. "I mean it's put me on an emotional rollar coaster."

She immediately made a decision for her business.

"I'm going to remove my husband from the gym," she said. "He is an awesome, awesome guy, he's a great father, and he's a wonderful husband. He just made a really bad choice."

Alisha said she might have to find new ways to keep children at her facility safe.

"I can just assure them that I'm going to have to step up the game," she said. "We do a thorough background check on anybody that's hired into our gym, so it now looks like we are going to have to do a drug screening test."

But despite these hurdles, this cheer coach is keeping spirits high.

"We will move forward, we will get through this, we will push on, and keep doing what we are doing," she said.

We did call Ronald Dunlap, our messages were not returned.
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