Lucas County Commissioners fire Laura Lloyd-Jenkins

Published: Nov. 28, 2017 at 3:51 PM EST
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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.