Dawson police chief indicted

Dawson police chief indicted

DAWSON, GA (WALB) - Dawson's long time police chief, Charlie Whitehead, was indicted by a Terrell County grand jury late last night, for false statements and writings.

The indictment stems from a stolen trailer that he said he inspected, but didn't.

The man who D. A. Craig Earnest says stole that trailer, Christopher Peters, claimed that it was a home made trailer, when he tried to get a title for it.

Assistant D. A. Ron Smith presented the case to the grand jury, which also indicted Peters.

Whitehead, Peters and Johnson turned themselves in this morning, and they are out on bond.  Robinson has yet to turn himself in.

We reached out to Dawson's City Manager Barney Parnacott to see what's next for the chief. He said he didn't wish to comment, but called it an open investigation.

An arraignment has been scheduled for the end of this month.

All of those involved are facing fines and possible prison time.

Charlie Whitehead accepted the post of Dawson Police chief in October of 2004.  He had served as Sumter County's chief deputy.

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