Kingwood police chief, officer resign

KINGWOOD, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The chief and officer at the Kingwood Police Department have resigned.

According to a press release from the City of Kingwood, the City accepted the resignations of Chief Todd Nester and Officer Felix Thorn on Friday.

The Preston News and Journal reports that the Kingwood's mayor would not comment on the resignations do to a pending State Police investigation.

Jame "Jim" Fields has been appointed as temporary Chief of Police.