Local ALEA officer charged with misconduct

Published 7:30 am Monday, August 22, 2022

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.