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Former Bridgeport Asst. Chief in trouble for selling service weapon

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Former Assistant Chief Potter was arrested in 2012 for writing bad checks. Former Assistant Chief Potter was arrested in 2012 for writing bad checks.
BRIDGEPORT, AL (WAFF) -

The Alabama Ethics Commission is referring the case of a former assistant police chief in Jackson County to the District Attorney for prosecution. At issue is the sale of his service weapon.

Former Bridgeport Assistant Chief Greg Potter was arrested last summer for writing bad checks. He has since resigned his office, but his legal problems have continued.

The EAC made their decision following a hearing on Wednesday. Ethics Commission attorney Hugh Evans said the case involves the sale of Potter's service weapon to a pawn shop. He said the weapon was later sold and has not been recovered.

Potter's problems were uncovered last summer when WAFF 48 News learned of his arrest on bad check charges. It was also learned Potter had written as many as ten bad checks dating back to 1996. Potter paid the money back to the electric utility within a month of his arrest last year, and the charges were dropped.

Bridgeport Chief Joe Stovall said Potter served around three years with the department until he resigned his full time position back in January. He said Potter is listed as a part-time employee but has not worked since his resignation.

Attempts to reach Potter have been unsuccessful. District Attorney Charles Rhodes said he is familiar with the case and is awaiting the commission's full report.

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