Investigation into fire official’s arrest

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — A temporary battalion chief is on paid administrative leave after being arrested Monday.

He was taken into custody by the Sherman Police Department on charges of intimidation and obstructing a police officer. 

The future of Chad Bates depends on an investigation by the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Fire department officials said they would have no further comment until the investigation is complete since it involves a personnel matter.

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