Grand jury indicts Science Hill police chief on charges

SCIENCE HILL, Ky. (AP) – A grand jury has indicted Science Hill’s police chief on several charges against him involving theft and abuse of public trust.

Multiple media outlets report Robbie 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.

According to the indictment, 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.

Science Hill Mayor Bill Dick declined to comment.

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