Local ALEA officer charged with misconduct

Published 7:30 am Monday, August 22, 2022

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An Andalusia officer with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency was arrested in Geneva and charged with sexual misconduct.

Scotty Ballard, 52, turned himself into the Geneva Police Department after a warrant was served for his arrest. According to Geneva Police Chief Pepper Mock, the victim of the misconduct filed a report against Ballard, after which a third-party warrant was issued.

The charges resulted in a Class A misdemeanor of sexual misconduct. Ballard reportedly turned himself in and has since been released on bond. ALEA did not issue a statement, deferring to the Geneva Police Department.

Ballard was out on bond after being arrested in 2020 following a Covington County Grand Jury indictment for second-degree assault charges. Ballard reportedly struck a pedestrian on Hwy. 55 in Covington County.