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Jonesboro hires new police chief

Department veteran tapped

Posted: September 5, 2014 at 2:46 a.m.

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin named police veteran Lt. Rick Elliott as the city's new police chief Thursday.

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin named police veteran Lt. Rick Elliott as the city's new police chief Thursday.

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin named police veteran Lt. Rick Elliott as the city's new police chief Thursday, saying he wanted to return respect and morale to the department after the former chief resigned over comments he made on social media about a reporter.

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