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Hodgenville police chief accused of misconduct

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HODGENVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The police chief of Hodgenville is accused of warning the former mayor, who was under investigation for abuse of public trust and theft, that Kentucky State Police intended to arrest him and advising the mayor to leave town.

Chief Steve Johnson faces charges of official misconduct and hindering prosecution or apprehension, according to court documents.

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Johnson was served with a summons alleging that he told Mayor Terry Cruse to "lay low" because KSP was looking for him after an indictment warrant was issued for Cruse. Johnson then told KSP that he did not have contact with Cruse, the complaint says.

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Both charges Johnson is facing are misdemeanors.

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