Jackson City Councilman Accused Of Assault Is Resigning

Jun 12, 2018

A Jackson city official is resigning from his post, three weeks after being charged with beating his girlfriend.

Steve Carmody reports.

Andrew Frounfelker has spent more than a dozen years on the Jackson city council.  

But in his resignation letter, he says  “recent publicity” had become a distraction.  

That “recent publicity” is related to his arrest on a felonious assault charge.  

Frounfelker allegedly beat his girlfriend so severely, she suffered five fractured bones in her face, requiring surgery.    

Last week, a judge decided there is enough evidence to send the case to trial.  

Mayor Derek Dobies says Frounfelker’s resignation is in the best interests of the city.