Breaking: Jax alderman stepping down

By Gary Scott on March 17, 2015 at 10:05pm

Jacksonville Ward 1 Alderman Adonnis Shaw has resigned.

In an email forwarded to WLDS-WEAI News, Shaw informed fellow Jacksonville city council members and Mayor Andy Ezard that he’s resigning from the position and from his duties as a member of the Jacksonville City Council.

Shaw’s letter also says he wants to focus on “personal matters, and not allow those matters to affect the work of the City Council.”

It says, “I am proud of the work I have accomplished over these years, and wish the council, and my successor good luck in going about the business of the city, as well as serving the good people of Jacksonville. It has truly been an honor and a privelege to serve.”

Shaw pleaded “not guilty” on February 17th to twelve counts of forgery and one count of theft over $500, which are all Class 3 felonies.

Shaw reportedly worked at Woodforest Bank inside Wal-Mart on West Morton. Police say he accessed customer accounts and took money from them, including closed accounts. Shaw is alleged to have stolen over $6,000.

We called Shaw at a number he provided in the press release, but the person who picked up said we had a wrong number.

Shaw is due in court for a preliminary hearing next week.