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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former police chief of Columbia, South Carolina, has been arrested for a third time in less than a year.

The Florence County Sheriff's Office deputies were alerted Saturday to a stolen vehicle near a Timmonsville motel and connected it to motel occupant Randy Scott, who was then arrested on federal warrants.

The State reports a May 7 indictment unsealed Monday says the 50-year-old Scott is indicted on charges related to being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of firearms.

Scott was arrested in July on drug charges. He was arrested the next month on charges related to him not returning his service weapons.

Scott was Columbia's police chief for less than three years before resigning in April 2013 amid allegations of sexual misconduct and unprofessional behavior.

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Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com

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