Ohio police chief pleads guilty on stolen property
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 06:01

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A southeastern Ohio prosecutor says a small-town police chief pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property from a murder suspect.

The Athens County prosecutor says Murray City police Chief Christopher Bishop pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges Tuesday, including obstructing official business.

Prosecutor Keller Blackburn says the 37-year-old Bishop bought a motorcycle that had belonged to a man who was found dead in a cistern under his own porch in Glouster. Bishop will go through a diversion program and agreed to testify against the victim's adult son, who is now charged in the killing and faces theft counts.

Court records included no attorney for Bishop, and his phone number wasn't listed publicly. A message seeking comment was left Tuesday for his department in Murray City, about 55 miles southeast of Columbus.

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