Sharpsburg police chief abruptly fired

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Chief John Hunt was abruptly fired Monday morning.

SHARPSBURG, NC (WTVD) -- The Town of Sharpsburg is without a police chief and there is no interim in place.

Chief John Hunt was abruptly fired Monday morning by the Sharpsburg Board of Commissioners.

A sergeant told ABC11 there would be a meeting Tuesday morning between police and town officials to figure out what comes next.

Hunt was placed in the position by Mayor Robert Williams, after his own run-in with the law.

On election night in May, Williams went from celebrating to hearing sirens blaring.

Williams was pulled over and arrested for driving while impaired; he was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of resisting a public officers.

Two weeks later Williams was pulled over again and cited for driving while his license was revoked.