TRUSSVILLE — The trial for former Trussville fire chief Russell Ledbetter has been reset for Monday, August 3, 2020. The trial was originally 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.