Trial date set for former Trussville fire chief Russell Ledbetter
TRUSSVILLE — The trial for former Trussville fire chief Russell Ledbetter has been set for Feb. 24, 2020.
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.
In June, 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 elected to not be present at his arraignment. His trial date was set during a hearing on Monday, Sept. 9.
Ledbetter is charged with 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.