Former Prattville police officer arrested, charged Thursday

Former Prattville police officer arrested, charged Thursday
Townson was arrested in 2015 in an alleged home invasion, then again in 2017 on charges in a new case.

PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - Former Prattville Police Officer Leon "Todd" Townson has been arrested a third time and is in Autauga Metro Jail.

Townson is charged with one count of obstructing government operations.

In 2015, Townson was arrested for alleged involvement in a home burglary. He was arrested again in 2017 on separate charges stemming from a new case.

According to court documents, on Tuesday, Townson, who was granted bail after his 2017 arrest, was visited by Department of Human Resources workers checking on the welfare of his children. During the visit, documents say Townson became "belligerent," breaking a window and taking the cellphone of one of the workers and refusing to comply with requests.

Townson is being held without a bond.

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