City officials confirmed on Thursday that Rolla Ward 1 City Councilor Daniel Jones has resigned after serving 16 months in his elected position.

City officials say Jones submitted his resignation in an email to Rolla Mayor Louis Magdits and members of the Rolla City Council on Thursday. Jones was elected by residents of Ward 1 in April 2018 with his term ending on April 2020.

Jones resignation comes after city officials say they received questions pertaining to Jones’ background earlier in 2019, after he had been in office for over a year. The city, however, doesn’t have access to closed court records by law.

Mayor Magdits will now will be responsible for appointing an interim council member to fill Jones’ term.

“It has been a pleasure working with Daniel over the past 16 months. Daniel brought energy and compassion to council deliberations particularly for those folks struggling with life’s challenges,” Rolla City Administrator John Butz said.

Updates will be provided.