Councilman Cornelius Resigns Following Arrest

Councilman Cornelius Resigns Following Arrest

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(Virgin-AP) -- Virgin Town Councilman Kenneth Kenny Cornelius, who was arrested along with his wife on misdemeanor charges stemming from a domestic dispute, has resigned.

Cornelius turned in a one-sentence resignation letter Wednesday night, saying he was resigning effective immediately.

Cornelius had not sought re-election and his term would have been up at the end of the year.

Mayor Darwin Hall said he would ask the council to ask the candidate receiving the most votes in the November election to fill Cornelius' seat for the remainder of the year.

Cornelius was arraigned Monday on two counts of reckless endangerment, and his wife, Tina Cornelius, was arraigned on charges of domestic violence in the presence of a child and disorderly conduct.

According to police reports, the Corneliuses were involved in an argument Saturday on Utah nine in which Tina Cornelius allegedly pulled the couple's one-year-old son out through the window of their car and Kenneth Cornelius began to drive off. Police said his wife and child to flew over the hood and were dragged a short distance.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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