Former Police chief, 64-years-old Robert K. Chambers, who was back in court on new, unrelated charges, is now released on house arrest.
Via Sentinel Source
Chambers pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Cheshire County Superior Court to seven counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault during his arraignment and two bail hearings.
He was released from the Cheshire County jail at 4:48 Wednesday afternoon, according to jail Superintendent Richard N. Van Wickler.
Two hearings were required to determine whether electronic monitoring would be a condition of Chambers’ release; ultimately, it was not.
Chambers is accused of sexually assaulting a child through a variety of acts, including sexual penetration, between April 1994 and March 2000. He was indicted by a grand jury this week and arrested Tuesday.
Chambers is a former police chief of Gilsum and Marlow who was also once a suspect in the 1978 murder of his friend Russell Bean. He was initially charged with second-degree murder in 1988, but later a grand jury declined to hand up an indictment.
Police began investigating Chambers in Bean’s death after his father, Clifton G. Chambers 3rd, allegedly made a confession on his deathbed in the late 1980s. Eight days before he died, he allegedly told his daughter, Melissa, that an ax was involved in Bean’s death and that he had helped bury his body in his son’s yard.
Police found Bean’s remains in Robert Chambers’ front yard in Marlow. Read more here