A former Fire Chief of Trussville Fire and Rescue was arrested Monday on a number of charges dating back to 2014, including ethics law violations and auto theft.
Russell Ledbetter was charged with two counts of first-degree auto theft and sale and three counts of ethics law violations. According to booking documents, these offenses occurred in August and March of 2014.
Ledbetter is the chairman of the Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission, according to the Alabama Fire College website. He has also served in the Cahaba Heights Fire District, the Bessemer Fire Department, and he retired as Fire Chief of Trussville Fire and Rescue, according to the site.