Several former Alabama police chiefs have been charged with domestic violence.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Thursday announced the indictment of Lockhart’s former police chief, Franklin Gregory Jackson, 50, of Lockhart.
Jackson surrendered Wednesday to the Covington County Sheriff’s Office.
Jackson is charged with one count of strangulation, one count of strangulation, one count of second-degree domestic violence, one count of third-degree aggravated assault and one count of third-degree aggravated assault.
Marshall said the indictments were issued on Sept. 28. He did not release additional details, and Jackson’s attempts to obtain a mugshot from the Covington County Jail were not immediately successful.
It is not clear when Jackson left the Lockhart Police Department.
If found guilty, Jackson faces up to two to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $ 30,000, strangulation or suffocation of domestic violence, and second-degree domestic violence / stalking, which is a class B felony.
Additionally, he faces up to one year in prison and fines of up to $ 6,000 on charges of third-degree domestic violence, which are Class A misdemeanors.