Former Flomaton Police Chief, Officer Arrested
October 30, 2012
A former Flomaton, Ala., police chief and an officer have been arrested on multiple charges.
Thompson was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, three counts of second degree theft of property, tampering with physical evidence and an ethics violation. He remained in the Escambia County (Ala.) Detention Center Tuesday morning with bond set at $50,000.
Neal was charged with third degree burglary, tampering with physical evidence, obstructing governmental operations and an ethics violations. He was booked and released on a $30,000 bond.
Thompson was promoted to police chief in March 2012 after the arrest of then chief Geoffery McGraw on a kidnapping charge in Florida. Thompson resigned in August for “personal reasons” after the ABI, Alabama’s top law enforcement agency, announced he was under criminal investigation.
McGraw later pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery in connection with an arrest made across state lines in Century.
Pictured top: Former Flomaton police chief Daniel Thompson (left) and officer Chris Neal (right). NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.