Midway Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty to Misconduct Charges

By: Mike Springer; Lanetra Bennett; Garin Flowers Email
By: Mike Springer; Lanetra Bennett; Garin Flowers Email

By: Mike Springer
February 8, 2013

Midway, FL-A local police chief is denying allegations of official misconduct.

Midway Police Chief Terron Lindsey was arraigned Thursday in court.

Lindsey entered a not guilty plea to the charges of petit theft and official misconduct.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement charged Lindsey with the crime back in December.

The City of Midway suspended him shortly after his arrest.

A call into the Midway City Manager's Office for an update on Lindsey's employment status has not been returned.

Lindsey returns to court March 7 for a case management hearing.

He's being represented by a public defender.

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Updated by Garin Flowers - Midway, FL- January 3, 2013

A local police chief arrested for misconduct and petit theft appeared at a city hall meeting Thursday evening.

The Midway city council met and were supposed to discuss the fate of police chief Terron Lindsey.

Instead, at the beginning of the meeting they tabled the issue because they had not had enough time to review all of the evidence.

Lindsey was at the meeting held at Midway City Hall.

Lindsey is charged with one count of official misconduct and one count of petit theft.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says Lindsey allegedly falsified official documents pertaining to his employment as police chief and allegedly used one of the city's credit cards to purchase a personal item.

We spoke with the city attorney who was at the meeting.

"This wasn't approved by the commission to add this as an agenda item because an investigation is apparently going on. He has his own lawyer," said Henry Hunter, Midway city attorney.

He says Lindsey has given them his side of the story, but he didn't want to say what it was.

At this time the chief is on suspension. A decision on his final status probably won't be made until after the investigation is complete.

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Updated by Lanetra Bennett - Midway, FL- December 20, 2012

The details that prompted Wednesday's arrest of the Midway police chief have been released.

Chief Terron Lindsey is accused of getting the job by buying urine for five bucks and some candy.

Midway residents were shocked to hear that Police Chief Terron Lindsey was arrested Wednesday on charges of official misconduct and petty theft.

"Why would you steal?" Says, Midway resident Shirley Brady.

The details of his arrest were released Thursday and residents say they really can't wrap their minds around it.

The arrest report says on October 28, 2011--four days after being hired as the Midway Police Chief--Lindsey used someone else's urine to pass the employment process.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says Lindsey bought the urine from a minor for $5 and a box of candy.

Brady says, "He's supposed to be out here protecting us. We haven't even had no police out here too long. We're just now getting the police and crime down a little bit. Why would he do that?"

The report says after the boy's mother confronted Lindsey months later, on May 15th 2012, Lindsey paid to put gas in her car. Agents say the receipt showed a gas purchase of $52.93.

That's where the petty theft charge comes in, because FDLE says he used the city's credit card to do it.

"So, he wrong all the way around." Says, Brady.

FDLE Spokesperson Gretl Plessinger says, "Law Enforcement officers have to follow the law like everyone else. In fact, they should be held to even a higher standard. So, when FDLE receives allegations, we investigate those allegations."

City administrators say no decisions have been made in Lindsey's employment status.

The report says Lindsey denied giving money and candy to the minor in exchange for his urine.

To read the arrest report in its entirety, click on the tab at the top of this story labeled, "PC Terron Lindsey."


Midway, FL -December 19, 2012

A local police chief is facing criminal charges.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Midway Police Chief Terron Lindsey late Wednesday afternoon.

Lindsey is charged with one count of official misconduct and one count of petit theft.

FDLE says Lindsey allegedly falsified official documents pertaining to his employment as police chief and allegedly used one of the City's credit cards to purchase a personal item.

FDLE would not say what they believe Lindsey allegedly falsified on the documents or what he allegedly used the credit card to buy.

He is being held on a $5,500 bond at the Leon County Jail.

The City of Midway has declined to comment on the arrest or Lindsey's status with the department at this time.

Lindsey became Midway's Police Chief in October of 2011, according to the City's website.


Midway, FL - Midway police chief Terron Lindsey has been arrested tonight.

Midway's city manager says Lindsey is charged with misuse of office and petit (petty) theft.

The city won't comment further right now.

WCTV will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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