CHERRYVILLE — Officials in Cherryville have suspended the town's police chief and captain following the arrests of three officers on federal charges.
A news release from the town said Cherryville Police Chief Woody Burgess and Capt. Mike Allred have been suspended with pay.
Interim City Manager Jeff Cash will act as interim police chief. He is also Cherryville's fire chief.
District Attorney Locke Bell said he intends to dismiss all charges in pending cases that rely on testimony from the officers arrested Wednesday. They face bribery and corruption charges after prosecutors said they conspired to provide protection for tractor trailers transporting what's described as stolen goods and cash.
Bell said he didn't know how many cases would be dismissed, but planned to take a count Thursday.