Hillview police chief arraigned in federal court

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by Michelle Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 6:41 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Hillview police chief Glenn Caple is on the other side of the law and Tuesday morning he was arraigned in federal court on charges he lied to a federal agent.

“We entered a plea of not guilty. The court set a trial date,” Caple's attorney Thomas Clay said.

Clay said he is confident the charge won't hold up.

“We've done an extensive investigation into these allegations as well and I think there's substantial evidence that tends to show he is innocent of any wrongdoing,” Clay said.

The indictment accuses Caple of lying to investigators about a mobile meth lab found in the home of Hillview Mayor Jim Eadens last January.

Outside the courthouse, Caple told us how his family is handling the situation.

“As well as could be expected. It was also a big shock to me,”  Caple said.

Caple said the outpour from the Hillview community has been great throughout the ordeal.

“I think they believe in me. I’ve been there almost 14 years and I've tried to do everything I could to make it a better community,” he said.

If found guilty Caple could face a maximum of five years in prison and/or a $250,000 dollar fine.

Caple remains active as police chief. His next court date is Dec. 16.

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