Former Elba Police Chief takes plea deal

Freddy Hanchey

A former Elba police chief agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge in front of Twelfth Circuit Judge Shannon Clark on Tueday, June 4 in Enterprise.

Freddy Hanchey, 62, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor fourth-degree forgery and was sentenced to 24 months of unsupervised probation.

Should Hanchey break the probation, he will spend 12 months in the Coffee County Jail.

Hanchey was originally arrested on March 31, and charged with second-degree forgery, which is a felony.

The charge was related to the alleged forgery and submission of annual firearms qualification reports to the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission.

Hanchey officially retired from the Elba Police Department on May 31, 2018, after submitting a resignation letter to the Elba City Council on May 14, 2018.

Hanchey had served with the Elba Police Department for 40 years.

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