|John Fisher Jr.|
Fisher turned himself in at noon today at the Tuscaloosa County Jail and was released within the hour. The new charge apparently is unrelated to the meth-trafficking charges, which came about two weeks ago. From an article by reporter Stephanie Taylor:
Tuscaloosa attorney John Fisher is accused of being in possession of a stolen Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Fisher, 48, turned himself in at the Tuscaloosa County Jail at noon Friday and was released within the hour. The arrest comes two weeks after he was charged with meth trafficking.
Investigators say that Fisher was in possession of a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle worth $5,000 that had been stolen from a victim in Fayette County on April 12, 2013.
The suspect in the case sold the motorcycle in August, said Tuscaloosa Police spokeswoman Lt. Teena Richardson.
It's been an interesting couple of weeks for Fisher. Reports Taylor:
Agents in Tuscaloosa who were investigating Fisher on the meth charge obtained a warrant to charge him with receiving stolen property, she said. Fisher was arrested Friday and later released on $30,000 bond.
Fisher was first arrested Aug. 19, after a bail bondsman called West Alabama Narcotics Task Force officers to report that a man named Christopher Shane Rushing had left a suspicious bag at his office.
The bondsman suspected that the bag contained a meth lab, and suspected that he was being set up to be arrested, according to court documents. The ensuing investigation led to Fisher and Rushing's arrest on meth trafficking charges.
Firefighters were called to the bonding company early Sunday morning after a suspicious fire was set at the rear of the bondsman's office. Results of the investigation haven't yet been released.