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Robert Bodley, former police chief of Elsberry, Mo., faces two counts of theft of a firearm after allegedly taking guns from the department. Robert Bodley, former police chief of Elsberry, Mo., faces two counts of theft of a firearm after allegedly taking guns from the department.
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    Robert Bodley, former police chief of Elsberry, Mo., faces two counts of theft of a firearm after allegedly taking guns from the department.Robert Bodley, former police chief of Elsberry, Mo., faces two counts of theft of a firearm after allegedly taking guns from the department.
    The former police chief of Elsberry, Mo. faces firearm theft charges after allegedly stealing and selling guns in the department.Court documents state Robert Bodley is charged with two counts of theft of a firearm, which date back to August 2011 and December 2012.More >
    The former police chief of Elsberry, Mo. faces firearm theft charges after allegedly stealing and selling guns in the department.Court documents state Robert Bodley is charged with two counts of theft of a firearm, which date back to August 2011 and December 2012.More >

ELSBERRY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The former police chief of Elsberry, Missouri has been sentenced after he plead guilty to stealing guns from the department. according to court documents. 

Robert Bodley was charged with two counts of theft of a firearm after he allegedly stole two .45-caliber handguns that were given to the department through a federal excess property program.  The charges dated back to August 2011 and December 2012. He was accused of selling both firearms to a local gun dealer to settle a debt.

During an investigation by the Department of Public Safety, Bodley allegedly told authorities the guns had been destroyed.

Bodley was sentenced to five years of probation for each count. He is required to surrender Post Certification, complete 60 hours of community service and pay all court costs associated with the case.

Bodley served as the police chief from 2010 until his resignation in September 2014.

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