Former Clark County Circuit Clerk arrested

Posted: Jun. 9, 2014 9:48 am Updated: Jun. 23, 2014 11:15 am

KAHOKA, Mo. -- Former Clark County Circuit Clerk Mary Jones was arrested by Clark County Sheriff's Deputies on Friday for two counts of theft.

Jones, 62, was arrested at 5:18 p.m. Friday on an arrest warrant for theft/stealing property or services worth between $500 and $25,000, a Class C felony. Jones' bond was set at $10,000, but she was given a recognizance bond. If convicted of the charges, she faces up to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on each count. According to information filed in the case, Jones was arrested for incidents that happened on June 8, 2011, and Oct. 11, 2011.

Clark County Judge Rick Roberts has already asked that Jones' case be assigned to another judicial district.

Jones resigned her post July 25, a day after she was suspended from her duties after the Office of State Court Administrators began to audit her office. Results of the audit have not been released.

Jones had worked in the circuit clerk's office since 1974. She became the circuit clerk and recorder in 1995.