From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Former Trussville fire chief Russell Ledbetter entered a plea of not guilty on six felony charges, according to court documents.
A Plea of Not Guilty and a Waiver of Arraignment form was entered on May 23, 2019. Ledbetter has elected to not be present at his arraignment.
Ledbetter, 59, is accused of using city vehicles, including a travel trailer, a 2008 Crown Victoria and a 1968 AMG military vehicle, among other vehicles, for personal gain. According to the indictment, Ledbetter is accused of using the city’s human labor or facilities to improve a 1952 Willys Carryall Jeep.
Ledbetter is facing six felony charges: four counts of ethics violations for using city property for personal gain and two counts of first-degree theft of a motor vehicle.
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