Ohatchee police officer charged with burglary
by Brian Anderson
banderson@annistonstar.com
A former Ohatchee police officer has been charged with burglary, but officials have declined to comment on the arrest or investigation.

Walter Louis Lefroy, 52, of Ohatchee, was arrested and charged May 30 with third-degree burglary just a few hours after he resigned from the police force, according to Ohatchee police Chief Wayne Chandler.

Chandler said he assisted Alabama Bureau of Investigations Cpl. Brent Thomas in arresting Lefroy and taking the man to the Calhoun County Jail. Chandler said Lefroy’s resignation from the police force was related to the arrest and charges, but declined to comment on details of the case.

Thomas referred questions to the Alabama Bureau of Investigations’ main office in Montgomery. Attempts to reach Cpl. Mark Boyd in that office early Tuesday were unsuccessful.

Attempts to reach the Calhoun County District Attorney’s office early Tuesday also were unsuccessful.

Oxford police Lt. L.G. Owens said Lefroy had worked for the Oxford Police Department for more than 20 years before retiring as lieutenant in 2010. Owens didn’t know when Lefroy started working in Ohatchee.

Calhoun County Chief Deputy Matthew Wade said Lefroy was booked into the jail May 30 at 4:22 p.m., and was released less than two hours later on a $1,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court June 30.
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