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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Jackson County Circuit Clerk Lisa Turner resigns from office

  • According to court documents, Jackson County Circuit Clerk Lisa Turner plead guilty to misdemeanor theft in court Thursday afternoon and resigned from office.
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  • According to the documents Turner will pay $15 back in restitution, faces a fine and court cost of over $200 and cannot run for office ever again. The report says, Turner initially lied to state auditors about having access to a petty a cash fund but later admitted to the Arkansas State Police that she used some of the money for personal use on two separate occasions.
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