Lucas County Commissioners fire Laura Lloyd-Jenkins
Lucas County Commissioners voted Tuesday to fire Laura Lloyd-Jenkins effective immediately.
The decision to fire Lloyd-Jenkins was made unopposed with no explanation for the action.
"We think she is no longer the right person to serve in the capacity of county administrator, the highest non-elected position in Lucas County," said Pete Gerken, president of the board of commissioners.
Lloyd-Jenkins was placed on paid administrative leave back in August after previously being placed on disciplinary suspension in July for "failure of good behavior."
Deputy County Administrator Megan Vahey-Casiere was voted to replace Lloyd-Jenkins in her absence.
Lloyd-Jenkins' previously resigned from the Lucas County Children Services board after federal agents testified in court that she knew her husband, Rev. Cordell Jenkins, allegedly had sex with a teen and never reported it.
Prosecutors called her husband a "flight risk" citing evidence of internet searches made by Lloyd-Jenkins for plane tickets for him.