SCIENCE HILL, Ky. (AP) — Science Hill Police Chief Robbie Gossett has been suspended from his position following a state indictment against him.
Local media outlets report city commissioners voted three to two in favor of the suspension Saturday morning.
Gossett turned himself in to authorities Thursday after being indicted on two counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property and two counts of abuse of public trust.
The indictment says Gossett obtained funds and property belonging to the city and failed to make the required disposition of them. The charges stem from incidents in 2008 and 2009 and involve totals of at least $10,000.
Gossett’s attorney, Scott Foster, says the charges against his client don’t make sense, calling him an honest man and the “pillar” of the Science Hill community.