FRISCO CITY, ALABAMA – Frisco City Police Chief Ronald Marshall is accused of raping a woman who called his office to file a police report.
Agents with the Alabama Bureau of Investigation arrested Marshall Thursday on one count of rape and one count of ethics violation.
Tommy Chapman, the District Attorney for Conecuh and Monroe counties, tells News 5 the 38-year-old victim went to the police station Wednesday to report someone stole her computer. According to Chapman, the chief told her they had to go to City Hall and fill out some paperwork, but they never made it there. Instead, the woman says Marshall drove her to a secluded area outside town and raped her in his patrol car.
Marshall made his first appearance in court Friday morning where a judge set his bond at $105,000.
When asked by News 5 whether his office plans to handle the case, Chapman said “Absolutely. I’m not going to run away from a bad police officer in my jurisdiction. If they put on a gun and a badge and abuse the power they got, they out to be ratted out.”
Last week, a grand jury indicted Billy Hilton Jr., a former part-time officer in nearby Excel, on sex abuse charges. Published report say Hilton is accused of forcing a woman to have sex with him while he was on duty.