Former Houston County Commissioner Arrested

A former Houston County commissioner turned himself in Tuesday, facing two state ethics violations.

Bobby Snellgrove surrendered to the Houston County Jail around 1:00 p.m. The Alabama Attorney General’s Office is charging him with two felonies, both related to his alleged involvement in the former Country Crossing complex along US 231 South.

A grand jury indicted Snellgrove, a three term county commissioner, on Monday, December 17th. The 70-year-old is accused of intentionally using his office to collect $214,122.00 from either Country Crossing or Ronnie Gilley, the complex’s developer. State prosecutors claim Snellgrove illegally obtained that money for either personal gain, for a family member or for a company called Regional Security.

The second charge is similar. Prosecutors claim Snellgrove illegally collected $6,087.20 for either himself, a family member or for a company called Regional Portables. Again, this money allegedly came from Gilley or Country Crossing.

Snellgrove represented District 2 for twelve years on the Houston County Commission before losing re-election in 2010.

Snellgrove has since been released from the Houston County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court on these charges on January 7th.

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