UPDATE: JUNE 14, 2023 @ 5:50 PM | UNION, WV (WVNS)– The Monroe County Commission decided to postpone voting on the removal of the sheriff from public office in their regular meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.

Monroe County Sheriff Jeff Jones and his chief deputy first came under investigation following several instances of alleged neglect of duty. Some of those instances include the failure to follow certain evidence room procedures and essential office duties.

After ample discussion on the matter, the commission voted 3-0 to pause Jones’ resolution vote until the investigation by the West Virginia State Police is complete.

Connie Rodas, a concerned Monroe County resident, said she thinks the commission made the right decision to wait until after more evidence is presented.

“I was really pleased with the commission’s closing comments, and it gives me faith in them that they will do the right thing,” said Rodas.

MONROE COUNTY, WV (WVNS) – An effort is underway to remove the sheriff of Monroe County from office.

This resolution comes after an ongoing investigation requested by the County Commission and conducted by the Prosecuting Attorney.

The investigation is over several situations in which Sheriff Jeffrey Jones and his Chief Deputy allegedly failed to perform the responsibilities of the office appropriately.

The resolution will be reviewed and acted upon at the regular meeting on June 14, 2023.