Editor’s note: Click here to read about Beth Findley-Smith’s bond hearing on Aug. 21, 2023.
A La Salle County Board member was arrested on a complaint of domestic battery and is being held at La Salle County Jail.
Beth Findley-Smith, 38, of Somonauk, was arrested at 8:21 p.m. Saturday at Sixth and Plain streets in Peru on a complaint of domestic battery, according to a news release from Peru police. No further information on the charge was released. She was transported to the La Salle County Jail. Bond has not been set, she is expected to appear before a judge Monday morning for a hearing.
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Findley-Smith, R-Somonauk, was elected in November 2022 in District 4. She has held elected positions as South Ottawa Township trustee, South Ottawa Township supervisor and precinct committeeperson. She also is an organizer for La Salle County YANA! (You Are Not Alone) and serves as the second vice-chairman in the La Salle County Republican Party.