A recently fired Eufaula police officer was jailed after an incident with his wife, said Eufaula Police Department chief Don Murray.
Murray said Chad French, a 12-year department veteran, was fired from his job as police officer Wednesday. Murray said French was arrested Thursday night on complaints of:
• First-degree burglary;
• Threatening to perform an act of violence; and
• Obstructing an officer.
French was released from the McIntosh County Detention Center Friday afternoon after posting $5,000 bond.
French was arrested about 10 p.m. Thursday by Eufaula police, Murray said, classifying the events leading to the arrest as a “domestic incident.”
French, Murray said, was in the process of a divorce.
Murray said French was officially terminated Wednesday, but could not speak about what lead to the termination.
“He has a right to appeal to our city council,” Murray said. “And secondly to our Fraternal Order of Police Union, so I really can’t go into that right now.”
Murray said French had always been a dedicated officer during his career.
“There have never been any type of major disciplinary issues until recently,” Murray said.
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Chad French will appear in court at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 for his preliminary hearing.
French was fired from his job as a Eufaula police officer Wednesday and was arrested Thursday after a “domestic incident” with his wife, said Eufaula Police Department Chief Don Murray.