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Michigan Rep. Jewell Jones looses committee assignments after facing legal problems

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The Inkster Democrat was jailed Tuesday after a judge revoked his bond for trying to tamper with an ankle drug and alcohol monitor.

State Representative Jewell Jones has lost his committee assignments. House Speaker Jason Wentworth made that decision as Jones battles multiple legal problems.

Most recently, Jones is accused of trying to smuggle a handcuff key taped to the bottom of his shoe into the Livingston County Jail. The Inkster Democrat was jailed Tuesday after a judge revoked his bond for trying to tamper with an ankle drug and alcohol monitor. That’s after he was charged with drunk driving and fighting with a police officer after he was stopped.

Speaker Jason Wentworth, a Republican, said removing Jewell from his committees will give him time to address his mistakes and take control of his actions.

This decision comes one day after Wentworth stripped a Republican lawmaker of his committee assignments, too. Michigan State Police are investigating domestic abuse allegations against State Representative Steve Marino.