Indian Lake traffic citation produces arrest warrants

News Center 23

POSTED: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 5:11pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:11am

A traffic citation produced multiple arrest warrants for Antonio Sevilla whose Indian Lake home was searched last month. Sevilla says he went to the Indian Lake Police Department to get a police report for his confiscated belongings, but ended up getting arrested and a skinned knee instead.

"How come he didn't come and serve me with a warrant? How come I had to go ask for the police report and for him to reprimand me there? I'm not doing nothing wrong, so they're just trying to get me because out of retaliation that I'm going to take this to higher authority."

Indian Lake Police Chief John Chambers insists that he has no vendetta against Sevilla.

"I have no personal problem against him. It's simply doing my job."

"Tony Sevilla and his family believe that the traffic citation he got was just an excuse for John Chambers to target Sevilla. However, Sevilla is not the only person in Indian Lake to feel that he's being targeted."

"Anybody who he knows doesn't like him who speaks against his actions, he targets."

"He's in vio-99 percent in violation of our town's ordinances and he's getting by with it because he's the chief of police and our code enforcement health officer."

Despite the backlash, Chambers says he's just trying to keep the community in check.

"But as everyone should know, because Indian Lake's a small town, I will not be intimidated or coerced to allow someone to break the law in the community."

Reporting in Indian Lake, Marty Watson, KVEO News Center 23.

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