Warrant accuses Clearwater fire chief

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Clearwater Fire Department Chief Mike Toole was arrested today on simple assault charges stemming from an incident in 2007.

Capt. Troy Elwell, spokesman for the Aiken County Sheriff’s Department, said a woman accused the chief of inappropriately touching her and a warrant was on file with the sheriff’s office in connection to that incident. Although it was filed some time ago, Capt. Elwell said a clerk came across the warrant today and they alerted the chief.

“We called the chief and made him aware of it,” Capt. . Elwell said. “He turned himself in within 30 minutes or so.”

The incident took place while Mr. Toole was working at his business, Capt. Elwell said.

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Edward1968 05/07/09 - 08:35 pm
WHAT!!?? It allegedly

WHAT!!?? It allegedly happened in 2007 and all of a sudden someone remembers "Hey, we didn't arrest the fire chief."

guess who
guess who 05/07/09 - 09:39 pm
some thing is not right, how

some thing is not right, how after almost two year you find a
warrant,who is this lady kin to. hummmm

blueeyes7578 05/07/09 - 10:23 pm
I am a female who interacts

I am a female who interacts with Chief Toole on an almost Daily basis. Although he is human, and everyone makes mistakes, I cannnot believe that he could be guilty of touching ANY ONE in any manner that they were not confortable with. Its a shame that a man of such great character is being accused of something like this. I am confident that his good name will be cleared soon, and hope that these accusations do not damage him any further.

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