Bradford Police Chief Indicted

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Bradford Police Chief Edward Scott Combs turned himself into authorities Tuesday afternoon, nearly one year after court papers state he solicited or directed someone to sell him alcohol on a Sunday, which is against the law in Gibson County. According to community members, Chief Combs bought the alcohol from the Trade Post convenience store, which is located more than a mile outside Bradford city limits. “He should respect the law part, but if it was on his own private time, I do not know about selling but buying stuff like that, he should have that right to buy whatever he wants to,” said Bradford resident Michael Connell. Bradford Mayor Franklin Lockard said he had not investigated the situation and had no comment about the incident. However, according to the city recorder, if the police chief is absent for a period of time the captain will take over as interim chief. When asked, the mayor said he does not know what the next step needs to be. Combs has been charged on a misdemeanor count of sale of beer on Sunday, he posted a $1,000 bond Tuesday evening and will make his first court appearance on this charge in Trenton court Thursday.

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