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Uniontown officer arrested for actions while with Dallas County

From Staff Reports

MONTGOMERY – Attorney General Troy King announced the arrest today of a former Dallas County deputy sheriff, now employed with the Uniontown Police Department, who is charged with perjury and bribery. Nash Joe Gipson, 35, surrendered at the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department where he formerly worked, and was released on bond.

The Attorney General’s Office presented evidence to a Dallas County grand jury, resulting in Gipson’s indictment on April 8. Specifically, the indictment charges, first, that Gipson committed perjury by making false statements on Oct. 21, 2003, in a deposition before a Dallas County circuit judge and in an affidavit for a search warrant. Gibson gave sworn testimony that a confidential informant stated he or she had visited Room 212 of the Days Inn in Selma in the past eight hours, and that the informant had seen crack cocaine and marijuana in that room and had witnessed a man identified as Robert Dial selling the drugs. Gipson is further charged with bribing a witness by offering money and proceeds from a lawsuit to a woman who he believed would be called as a witness in an official proceeding.

No further information about the investigation or about Gipson’s alleged crimes other than that stated in the indictment may be released at this time. If convicted, Gipson faces maximum penalties of one to 10 years imprisonment and fines of up to $5,000 for each of the class C felonies with which he is charged.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Stephanie Billingslea and W. Brent Woodall, and was investigated by Special Agent Bill Dickinson, all of the Attorney General’s Office.