Bolds Accused of Stealing Money, Guns from Evidence

We're learning more about the arrest of the former chief of the Morganfield Police Department.

Craig Bolds was indicted by a grand jury this week for theft and abuse of public trust.

According to the indictment, Bolds is accused of taking money and guns meant for evidence between January and July of this year.

The indictment states in one count, Bolds took more than $3,500 that was being held as evidence in criminal cases some time between March 1st and July 9th, "by intentionally dealing with the money as his own, and by failing to make a required disposition of it while he was a public servant."  He's accused of stealing smaller amounts three other times earlier this year.  Bolds is also accused of selling two guns, used as evidence, in July.

"The law applies to all people," says John Cartwright. "If he's done a wrong, and he's proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that he's guilty of what's he is accused of, then he should pay the price for what he's done."

The indictment claims bolds used city of Morganfield credit cards to make personal purchases totaling less than $400. Bolds resigned as chief in late July after he was originally suspended without pay for two weeks.

"I was surprised," says Sam McLeod, who knew, and did business, with bolds in the past. He says the accusations are serious, but it doesn't hurt his perception of the police department in general.

"I think they'll overcome it," he says. "The P.D., in general, it's disappointed, but it doesn't shed them in a bad light."

Morganfield city officials declined to comment on the case.

Bolds is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges next Monday morning.


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