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Former Crisfield police chief to serve jail time

Saturday - 10/26/2013, 7:20pm  ET

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) -- A former Crisfield police chief who's previously been charged with arson and theft will serve a year in jail for theft, property destruction and a gun offense.

The Daily Times of Salisbury (http://tinyurl.com/ko3y2d5) reports that Norman Swift III pleaded guilty to the charges this week. He was arrested Sept. 16 and found with two guns in his truck after police got a call about a suspicious person at a business. Swift was barred from possessing firearms. Police later searched Swift's home and found another gun and stolen power tools.

Swift received a 7 ½-year sentence with all but one year suspended. He previously served prison time for theft.

He resigned as Crisfield's police chief in 1990 after he was charged with starting a fire in downtown Crisfield three years earlier.

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Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/


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