Former Jonesboro Alderman Arrested

JONESBORO, AR - K8 News has learned that former Jonesboro City Council member Jimmy Ashley has been arrested this afternoon by Jonesboro police.

Captain Kelly Baggett with JPD confirmed the arrest, but at this time had no further details, other than to say that Ashley was being interviewed by a police detective at this time.  The arrest occurred around 1 p.m.

Ashley resigned his position with the City Council in December, citing health reasons.  In late October, Ashley told police that his car had been stolen while he visited a friend at the Home Sweet Home apartment complex on Gee Street.  Ashley claimed someone spiked his drink during the visit, and otherwise claimed to have had little recollection of the night's events.