Wellston Councilwoman Charged With Assault
Wellston City Council member Helen Jackson is charged with third-degree assault for grabbing the arm of a woman during a council meeting Monday night. Jackson allegedly grabbed the arm of Barbara Wilson during a heated city council meeting. The argument started over former Pine Lawn Police Chief Rickey Collins’ appointment of mayor to Wellston, with Jackson supporting it and Wilson against it. Wellston Police Chief G.T Walker then had to physically remove the coucilwoman from the meeting. Wilson was treated at an area hospital and released. Jackson’s court date has not yet been set.