Tim Sprayberry


An east Alabama state Senate candidate is accusing a district attorney of blatant electioneering.

State Senate candidate Tim Sprayberry of Heflin responded Wednesday to an announcement by District Attorney E. Paul Jones. Jones announced Friday that he had begun a preliminary investigation into Sprayberry's campaign finances, including whether he spent campaign funds on personal expenses. Sprayberry says he has kept meticulous records of contributions and expenditures, but the district attorney has never asked him for information about any of them.


A district attorney in east Alabama says he has begun a preliminary investigation into the campaign finances of Republican state Senate candidate Tim Sprayberry of Heflin.

District Attorney E. Paul Jones said Friday it appears that there are campaign contributions that were not reported. He said it also appears campaign funds were spent on personal expenses.

Jones said several complaints prompted the investigation, and it is ongoing.