Mayor Suspends Jonesboro Building Inspector

DECEMBER 30, 2005 - Posted at 8:17 a.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - Jonesboro Mayor Doug Formon confirmed for K8 News yesterday that he has suspended the city's chief building inspector Ron Shipley.

"We received several complaints from citizens and contractors.  We also received some complaints from employees who were in the departments that he heads up, and we felt for now it was best to put him on administrative leave with pay until we investigate, look into it, and see what's going on with the matter," said Formon.

Shipley is being paid during the suspension.  He has worked for the city since 1994.