Alabama police chief arrested for allegedly masturbating at a beach and fondling himself in an elevator in front of kids

Level Plains police chief Billy Maurice Driggers was arrested and charged with four counts of disorderly conduct over his behavior


                            Alabama police chief arrested for allegedly masturbating at a beach and fondling himself in an elevator in front of kids

An Alabama police chief has been arrested for allegedly masturbating at a beach while teenagers were around, and touching himself inappropriately in an elevator with women and children around. 44-year-old Billy Maurice Driggers, the chief of police in Level Plains, was apprehended at his office this past Thursday and charged with four counts of disorderly conduct over his behavior.

According to the Daily Mail, witnesses informed police they saw Driggers sitting outside the Aqua Condominium in Panama City Beach in Florida and masturbating. Police said that the 44-year-old was not a guest at the said hotel and that he had no valid reason to be there.

Driggers was charged with four counts of disorderly conduct (Source: YouTube)
Driggers was charged with four counts of disorderly conduct (Source: YouTube)

Witnesses also told the authorities that they saw Driggers putting his hand in his pants and masturbating while on an elevator with women and children on three separate occasions. Furthermore, the police chief was also reportedly seen masturbating while walking behind teenage girls on the beach, and filming them while they were using the outdoor showers.

While the 44-year-old did not technically expose himself, investigators described his behavior as "obscene and sexually deviant" and said this led them to obtain a warrant for his arrest. Following his arrest, the Office of the Mayor of Level Plains, Bruce Grantham, issued a statement addressing the situation.

"The City of Level Plains has placed Police Chief Billy Driggers on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of Chief Driggers recent apprehension by Florida law enforcement officials on October 4th," the statement read. "The City of Level Plains will be cooperating and assisting with the ongoing investigation with Alabama and Florida law enforcement agencies."

Driggers is currently being held at the Dale County Jail (Source: YouTube)
Driggers is currently being held at the Dale County Jail (Source: YouTube)

The statement also pertained to Driggers' replacement as the police chief. "In the interim during Driggers absence, another Police Officer will be appointed to serve as the acting police chief pending the resolution of the investigation," the statement explained.

It continued, "This incident will not affect current police department services to our citizens and Level Plains has the cooperation and support of the Dale County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama State Troopers during the period. The City also has a mutual support agreement with our neighboring police departments in Daleville and Enterprise, and we thank them as well. "

Driggers is currently being held at the Dale County Jail and is awaiting extradition to Bay County, Florida, for his hearing. Queries about the 44-year-old's case will have to be directed to the Panama City Beach Police Department and information officer Lt. Jason Jones.