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Police Chief charged with hindering prosecution of mayor

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Case has been brewing since December

By Linda Ireland

Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was served Saturday evening with a summons to court. He is accused of first-degree criminal misconduct and hindering prosecution, both misdemeanors.

Fellow City Officer Eddie Dockery told investigators that Johnson warned former mayor Terry Cruse, who was facing criminal charges, that Kentucky State Police were looking for him and advised him to “lay low.”


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