FRANKLIN, AL (WTVM) - An East Alabama police chief has found himself on the other side of the law.
Federal investigators confirm that Franklin Police Chief Michael Clements was arrested Thursday for allegedly selling a handgun and ammunition to a person illegally and unlawfully in the United States.
FBI agents, along with investigators with the State Bureau of Investigations and the Macon County Sheriff's Office, raided his home on Thursday.
Clements owns a mobile home off Highway 199 near the Tuskegee Airport. FBI agents were seen carrying several boxes from the home. Agents will not discuss what they found inside, or where Clements was arrested.
Clements was indicted by a grand jury for selling a .357 Smith and Wesson handgun to a person the Chief allegedly knew was living here illegally in July 2014, then he allegedly sold the same person ammunition on May 8, knowing the buyer was illegally living in the United States.
Clements is the police chief in Franklin, a small town in Macon County.
We have reached out to Franklin's Mayor for a comment on the chief's arrest. Clements has been in law enforcement for several years, and even ran for the Macon County Sheriff's position.
He will have his initial appearance tomorrow morning at the Federal Court House in Montgomery.
Check back for more updates.