Judge denies former police chief’s motion for release from jail.

August 14, 2017

Bob Wilson with his attorney, Timothy Hayes, during his sentencing last June.
-OCP file photo

Judge denies former police chief’s motion for release from jail.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — Former Shelby Police Chief Robert Wilson, 62, who is currently incarcerated in the Mason County Jail for an embezzlement conviction, was denied a motion by 27th Circuit Court Judge Robert D. Springstead Monday, Aug. 14, for release from jail pending an appeal of his conviction.

Wilson was sentenced, June 5, to serve 150 days in jail and ordered to pay $70,000 in restitution for felony convictions of embezzlement $20,000-$50,000 and false vehicle code certification. He pleaded guilty to the charges April 21.

Wilson was fired by the Shelby Village Council in January of 2016 following an internal investigation that revealed he had been doing salvage vehicle inspections without notifying the village and without paying the village the money from the inspections.

According to court staff, Wilson appeared via Polycom from the Mason County Jail for the motion hearing.

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