PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — A former Crisfield police chief who’s previously been charged with arson and theft will serve a year in jail for theft, property destruction and a gun offense.
The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that Norman Swift III pleaded guilty to the charges this week. He was arrested Sept. 16 and found with two guns in his truck after police got a call about a suspicious person at a business. Swift was barred from possessing firearms. Police later searched Swift’s home and found another gun and stolen power tools.READ MORE: Union Craft Brewing Is Offering Ownership Stakes To Workers
Swift received a 7 1/2-year sentence with all but one year suspended. He previously served prison time for theft.READ MORE: 80th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Commemorated Aboard Baltimore Ship, The Last Vessel From The Attack Still Afloat
He resigned as Crisfield’s police chief in 1990 after he was charged with starting a fire in downtown Crisfield three years earlier.MORE NEWS: Lockdown Lifted At Roland Park Elementary Middle After Unspecified Threat
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