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Jonesboro, AR -- Brandi Hodges Reports

Meeting Held to Discuss Relocations of Justice Complex

February 19, 2006 -- Posted at 9:05 p.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR -- Friday night the city of Jonesboro closed down the Justice Complex after a structural problem in the attic.

 

A special meeting was held on Sunday night with city officials in Jonesboro to discuss details about the city's move from the Justice Complex.

 

The city offices will be temporarily relocated.

 

“We met here: myself, the District Judge, City Attorney, Chief of Police; and we're trying to decide now where we're going to locate all of the offices that are in the Justice Complex for this upcoming week,” said Mayor Doug Formon.

 

There are about 40 people who work in the Justice Complex. In addition to that there is a lot of traffic in and out of the building.

 

“Some 200 to 300 civilians come in and out of there on a daily basis whether it be for court, to see the city attorney, or to see the police department,” said Mayor Formon.

 

“Our District Court Clerks Office and District Court will be affected by this.  Of course, the people who have to pay on their payment plans or pay for tickets things of that nature; that'll be disrupted.  We'll have to set up some different locations for that,” said District Judge Keith Blackman.

 

Trials at the Justice Complex are cancelled for Tuesday morning.  Tuesday afternoon the court will hold probable cause hearings at 1:00 p.m. and first appearances at 1:30 p.m. at the south entrance of the Huntington building.

 

The move is taking place now for the safety of the people who work in the justice complex as well as citizens in the community.

 

Core functions of the Jonesboro Police Department including uniform patrols and criminal investigation are now located at the old City Hall.

 

The support divisions will be located in the Huntington building.

 

“The general public, as far as line level service goes, nothing will change.  There will be zero disruption in that,” said Jonesboro Chief of Police Michael Yates.

 

“Hopefully we will only be out of the building 6 to 8 weeks.  It will be on an interim basis until they have the building secure enough for us to move back in,” said Mayor Formon.

 

For any information regarding the city's move from the Justice Complex including court locations, citizens in Jonesboro can call 870-935-5562 starting Monday morning at 10 a.m.

 

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