MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The former Citronelle Police Department Chief was arrested Friday morning.

According to a jail log, John Tyler Norris, 43, was arrested Friday morning around 7:45 a.m. after turning himself in. Norris was charged with assault in the 3rd degree. Twenty-six minutes after turning himself in he was released on bond which was set at $6000.

The indictment released by the Mobile District Attorney’s Office stated that Norris injured another person by kneeing him about the body and/or head.

Norris resigned from the Citronelle Police Department in 2021. In a statement at the time, he cited :deteriorating relationships” between himself and city officials as the reason for his departure.