Armour police chief resignsMayor declines to comment on reason for departure.
By: Anna Jauhola, The Daily Republic
ARMOUR — The police chief in Armour has resigned.
After an executive session Tuesday, the Armour City Council accepted Neal Moad’s resignation.
“That’s all you need to know,” said Mayor Travis Sparks in a brief interview with The Daily Republic.
When asked if there was an official reason given for Moad’s resignation, Sparks repeated, “That’s all you need to know.”
Moad also serves as a part-time deputy sheriff in Douglas and Charles Mix counties, and is on the roster as a part-time officer for the Wagner Police Department.
Sparks said Douglas County is covering law enforcement for the city until the council meets in March.
Corsica and Delmont have contracts with Douglas County for full-time law enforcement. Sparks said the council hasn’t made any decision yet regarding its law enforcement and a decision “won’t be made until the next council meeting.”
Douglas County and Armour have a recent history of turmoil with law enforcement.
A sheriff resigned amid embezzlement allegations, but was eventually acquitted in 2011. A deputy sheriff was convicted of grand theft by deception in January 2012. Another former sheriff was assaulted in April 2011 in an incident that included allegations he was having an affair with another man’s wife.
Moad did not return phone calls from The Daily Republic seeking comment.
Sparks said he does not know what Moad’s plans are.