The Lewisburg Police detective who was charged with public intoxication at an East Commerce Street restaurant resigned last week, thereby opening a position for the city's member on the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force.
Police Chief Chuck Fobis met with Chad Webster on Thursday and on Tuesday morning reported, "He resigned." Forbis placed Webster on administrative leave with pay on the Saturday night of the arrest, Aug. 28, by Sgt. Anthony McLean.
When asked Tuesday morning if he wanted to comment on Webster's resignation, Forbis replied, "Not really."
Webster was scheduled to be in Lewisburg City Court at 2 p.m. on Sept. 13. His bond was set at $1,000. Webster, 26, surrendered his badge, police identification card and service gun to Forbis on the morning of Aug. 30.
Forbis transferred Webster to the task force job approximately two years ago from the patrol division, the chief said. Webster's departure opens a position on the task force, a police unit headquartered in Shelbyville where Tim Lane is the director. The unit works primarily in Marshall, Bedford, Lincoln and Moore counties where District Attorney Chuck Crawford serves as the state prosecutor in the four counties' courts.
According to the city treasurer's office, starting pay for a police officer here is $13.25 per hour. The hourly wage for a police detective here ranges from $14-19.