AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. - A Virginia man who was serving as a town's police chief when he was arrested on drug charges earlier this year has pleaded guilty to stealing painkillers from a friend.
Craigsville Mayor Richard Fox had placed Sholes on administrative leave, but said the charges were "bogus." He said Tuesday that Sholes resigned two weeks ago.
The town of more than 900 people has just one police officer. The position is being temporarily filled. Sholes was hired in September 2017, after he resigned from the Augusta County Sheriff's Office after crashing three vehicles in seven years.
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