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Ward 6 Ald. Jobe Accused of Battery
Ward 6 Ald. Jobe Accused of Battery

Springfield Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe has been accused of battery by one of his neighbors.

Police reports say the neighbor confronted Jobe over a torn down fence she claimed he knocked down. The argument got heated, and the woman claimed Jobe pushed her down, leaving her shaken but uninjured.

Jobe told officers he was doing yard work and attempted to put a bag of waste in the alley, but couldn’t because she was blocking the gate. He opened the gate and she fell down. There were no witnesses. This isn’t the first time the woman has had run ins with neighbors, either with Jobe or previous residents.

Police say between the two addresses there have been 11 service calls in the past five years — service calls ranging from patrol investigations to criminal damage to littering.

To listen to the interview with Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe, click play on the audio link below.