A northeastern Pennsylvania court has granted a protection-from-abuse order against a police chief accused of stalking and harassing his police officer ex-girlfriend.
WNEP-TV reports the ruling Friday in Columbia County Court says Millville police Chief Ted Stout must stay away from his former girlfriend and he must not carry a gun for a year and a half.
He is currently suspended without pay.
Stout is the only full-time officer in Millville. Mayor Jerry Wright says part-timers are filling the void for now.
The mayor says any further action on Stout's job status will have to come at a borough council meeting. The next scheduled meeting is Aug. 19.