Jonesboro fires finance director after sexual assault allegation

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City of Jonesboro Finance Director Trever Harvey has been terminated after he was arrested Friday on a second-degree sexual assault charge.

The Jonesboro Police Department didn’t release any details about the allegation. An arraignment hearing for Harvey is slated for Monday.

City officials moved swiftly late Friday (March 8) to fire Harvey after his arrest. Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin said that although Harvey hasn’t been convicted of the crime, the city needed to turn in a different direction.

“I understand that he is innocent until proven guilty,” Perrin said. “But because these are very serious felony charges, I see no alternative at this time.”

Finance Manager Deanna Hornback will serve as acting finance director until a permanent hire is made. The city will have no further comment as it involves an active police investigation.

Harvey was hired by the city as a finance manager and accounting tech. He was appointed to his current position earlier this year.

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