From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) — Former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency leader and retiring Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier is facing charges after police said he filed a false police report, according to WPMI.
Collier was arrested on Friday, June 14, 2019. He bonded out of jail shortly after being taken in. Investigators said he claimed a family member had stolen a credit card and used the card at a local hotel.
Collier told WSFA News in Montgomery it was his son’s fault that he was arrested.
“My adult son, who is a recovering addict and multiple felon used my bank card,” Collier texted WSFA. “I filed a police report, being this is the 2nd time in a year that he has done this. I was unaware that my wife (we are currently estranged) [gave] him permission. He pressed charges because I listed him as the suspect.”
Collier said he is embarrassed but knows he will be exonerated.
Collier’s estranged wife filed a protection order against him on Thursday, claiming he threatened her with physical violence.