Jones declares run for Prosecuting Attorney

Will Jones

Long-time North Little Rock attorney and veteran prosecutor Will Jones recently announced he would be running to be Prosecuting Attorney for the 6th Judicial District.

That district covers all of Pulaski and Perry counties and Larry Jegley announced he would not be seeking another term, leaving the seat open in next year’s election.

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His goal, if elected, Jones said, is “create a safer place for the citizens” of those counties.

Jones is currently the Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the 11th West Judicial District, which serves Pine Bluff. There his work has a focus on major crimes like homicides.

Before that, he was a state Deputy Attorney General for seven years and ran the Cyber Crimes Unit and also was a special assistant United States Attorney.

He began his legal career working for Jegley and was a deputy Prosecuting Attorney for 11 years.

Jones has degrees from Henderson State University and the University of Arkansas Law School at Fayetteville. He’s married to North Little Rock District Judge Paula Juels Jones and the couple live in Lakewood with their two children.

When not prosecuting, Jones teaches Sunday School classes at Lakewood United Methodist Church and is currently President of Pulaski County CASA Board of Directors and also serves on the Board of Directors for Rock Region Metro.