Jackson Councilman Resigns Amid Allegations of Assaulting Girlfriend
Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies called a press conference for 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.
At the meeting, he immediately addressed the situation with Councilman Andrew Frounfelker.
He announced that the councilman sent his letter of resignation Monday night.
Tuesday, the mayor thanked him for his service and for "doing what's best."
Frounfelker is waiting to stand trial for assaulting his girlfriend. The alleged assault happened on May 22 at his apartment after a dinner out. The girlfriend, who is remaining anonymous, was in court on June 7 testifying about the incidents that led up to trial. She told the court: "I had to have surgery, I had to have two plates put into my face, one's above my eye, and one in my lower cheekbone. I had five fractured bones in my face including my nose."
The woman said that Frounfelker, "pushed me at first, then started screaming and hollering at me saying it was over, started hitting me in the eye, kept hitting me and I asked him to stop because it was the first day that I didn't have to wear my glasses or have any marks and it was my birthday." (WILX)
A city councilman in Michigan will stand trial on felony assault charges after his girlfriend testified Thursday that he punched her in the face multiple times and choked her in their apartment last month, leaving her with metal plates in her face.