Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin confirmed Tuesday that County Commissioner Joe Faulk has been charged with felony ethics violations.
According to Franklin, Faulk was arrested Tuesday morning, booked at Elmore County Jail and later released on $5,000 bond.
Franklin explained Faulk was charged with using his public office for personal gain, but did not share further details of the arrest.
Faulk was first elected to the county commission in November 2000. Prior to that he served as a Millbrook city councilman from 1994 to 2000 and served as mayor pro tem from 1996 to 2000.