Benton, Ill. police chief resigns

BENTON, IL (KFVS) - Benton Police Chief Lance Charleson has resigned from his post.

The city council accepted the chief's resignation Friday morning, effective immediately.

Charleson says it was for medical reasons and he is very disappointed to have to call it quits.

Charleson was Benton's chief for a year and two months.

Benton Mayor Gary Kraft says Detective Mike Andrews has been appointed interim chief.

The city will begin taking resumes in the next month to begin the search for a new chief.

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