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Hodgenville Police Chief served with court summons

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities say a police chief warned his colleague he was about to be arrested and then lied about it.

According to court documents, Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson gave Mayor Terry Cruse a "heads-up" when KSP was trying to serve Cruse and city clerk Madonna Hornback with arrest warrants.

Friday, Johnson was served with a summons to appear in court. He faces charges of official misconduct and hindering prosecution or apprehension.

The charges stem from a KSP investigation that allege the mayor and clerk stole thousands in tax payer dollars.

Documents obtained by WDRB claim Chief Johnson contacted Cruse and advised him to "lay low" because the state police were looking for him. The court summons also says Johnson lied to KSP officers about the conversation.

Johnson tells WDRB that he didn't do what the summons alleges, and that he will fight the charges in court.

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