UNION W.Va. (WVDN) – After a resolution was drafted in June this year, the Monroe County Commission met for a special session today (Oct. 26) to vote on the matter. This resolution is the first step toward the removal of Jeff Jones from the position of sheriff and is a response to allegations of misconduct from Jones.
Jones, who was arrested in September, faces allegations tied to improper management of the evidence room and failing to conduct a proper investigation related to a shooting death in the county. Since his arrest, Jones faces multiple charges including failure to report known or suspected child abuse and deceiving the Civil Service Commission. These charges reportedly stem from Monroe County Deputy E. Blankenship admitting to soliciting nude photos of a minor.
The next step in the process will see the Commission taking its case to court where a judge will make the final decision.
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