Ex-Monterey chief charged over Army bulldozer use

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A former Monterey police chief has been arrested over a bulldozer that he ordered through a military surplus program meant for law enforcement but used for himself.

According to WTVF-TV, Kevin Phillips is accused of using town drug funds to have the U.S. Army bulldozer delivered to a piece of land he was clearing for his personal use. The state comptroller's office reported last month that Phillips and the town's former mayor signed a back-dated lease agreement for the machine after citizens questioned it.

Phillips was booked at the Putnam County Jail on one count of official misconduct Tuesday. He was released on a $1,000 bond.

Phillips, 44, resigned in March. Calls to a number listed for him rang unanswered Tuesday evening.

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