- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Craighead County officials are deciding whether to create an additional position to help expedite the destruction of juvenile records that go back decades.

The Jonesboro Sun reports (https://bit.ly/1jnF1VX ) that officials could decide on the hire Monday after it was discovered the law wasn’t being followed on the handling of the records, which are to be destroyed when a juvenile turns 18.

Deputies must now go back several decades to determine which records need to be destroyed.

If approved, the resolution would promote a part-time employee to full-time status to assist in the effort. Officials estimate they will be in compliance with the law within a year if the full-time deputy is approved.

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