City Officials Will Decide What To Do With Police Chief After He Was Arrested

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

A big meeting is held for city officials trying to figure out what to do with a police chief facing criminal charges.

This comes after a weekend incident when a Floyd County Police Chief allegedly caused a scene at a restaurant.

Donald Nathan Little is still the police chief in Wayland, but he wasn't on the job on Monday.

He's on the other side of the law facing charges of public intoxication after state police say he was high on drugs in a Pikeville restaurant.

Wayland Mayor Tommy Robinson hasn't taken any action against Little yet.

Little is also the only officer in Wayland so taking him off the job could affect the city.

The mayor didn't want to talk on camera before he decides what to do with Chief Little, but the mayor says he and other city officials are still investigating and plan to meet with Little to hear his side of what happened before they make any decisions.

Little was arrested Saturday in Bob Evans.

The arrest citation says employees called police saying he was dropping his food and had problems eating.

The trooper wrote on the citation Little failed a sobriety test and he believed Little was on drugs.

The citation also states little told the trooper he had taken methadone and muscle relaxers for back pain.

Little's attorney says he can't comment on the case right now.

Little posted bond and is out of jail.

He will be arraigned June 19th.


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  • by Anon on Jun 5, 2007 at 02:26 PM
    I think it is ridiculous that he has been allowed to stay on the force like he has. He may be the only officer in that area but does that make him the only capable officer for that area when clearly he isn't capable? It is sad about the circumstances, but until someone high and mighty in this area decides to take a stand and help us with our quickly duplicating drug problem.. we'll be left with no one. Every family is affected by drug usage, alcohol, and so forth..the only difference here is he is supposed to be one of the people that put a stop to this. If they slap him on the wrist and say, "Well, try harder next time." What example are we setting for our children? I'm a future educator and I think it is sad that our children have very few people to look up to. What are we going to do to change it...arrest them and set them free...hope they do better? Or shall we truly help them do better? I'm not speaking from a blind point of view... I have loved ones, very close loved ones who are suffering from addiction. Myself and my family talk and talk to them...but we can't make them do anything because the system fails us when we try.
  • by john Location: wayland on Jun 5, 2007 at 01:45 PM
    i thank this is why people in wayland is selling and abuseing drugs and getting away with it police cheif dopy
  • by barry Location: martin on Jun 5, 2007 at 07:22 AM
    this incident shows once again that the entire police force needs to be more closely watched. most think because their poilice this gives them the right to break the law. I see this everyday when driving down the highway. all the cops think because their a cop they can drive as fast as they want because thier above the law but their endangering everyonr on the road. someone needs to stop this madness. their not above the law and this needs to stop.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 5, 2007 at 05:50 AM
    the court system want do nothin
  • by Anonymous on Jun 5, 2007 at 05:36 AM
    He should serve time, lose his job, ( the only bad thing is that his son won't get any child support. His child support is taken out of his check because he won't pay his son. Says alot for a cop!!) The methodone is just a cop out! Let these people sweat it out. They go to the clinic to get methodone and then drive high. Maybe if he had to swear it out, his son would be save. The judical system in Pike County won't do a thing, because he has worked in Pike County for years.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2007 at 08:18 PM
    he should get treated the same as ever one else that does stuff like that
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2007 at 07:41 PM
    wonder if he is going to tell his son?
  • by Melissa Zuppardi Location: CT on Jun 4, 2007 at 06:06 PM
    I writing on behalf of HARMD Inc. (Helping America Reduce Methadon Deaths) www.HARMD.org. We are the families of methadone victims throughout the Country. Methadone is now the #2 Killer Drug in the U.S. This is a legal drug that has been thought to be safe for the past 40 years. Only recently when its use became approved for pain management patients has the cardio toxic risks emerged. Previously methadone has been used exclusively for replacement therapy for heroin patients and death was thought to be an effect of the accumulation of many years of drug abuse. With the surge in pain medication misuse and abuse more patients are being referred to methadone clinics and physicians treating pain who believe the myth that methadone is safer or non addictive because of it’s use with weaning addicts from heroin. Methadone is more addictive then any other pain medication including heroin and because of it’s extremely long half life, cardio toxic risks, numerous fatal drug interactions, dosages based on tolerance, and small margin of error. Up until Nov 2006 the government and pharmaceutical companies have been suppressing the numerous health and fatality risks related to methadone. there are between 800,000

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