DOTHAN — A police sergeant from Daleville is accused of obstructing officers investigating a suspicious vehicle in Dothan.

News outlets report Tyrian Quartez Richey, 24, was arrested Saturday on charges including obstructing a government operation and harassing a public official.

Dothan police Lt. Ray Mock says patrol officers noticed a suspicious vehicle outside a hotel Saturday and saw people lying down inside of it. He says officers were speaking with the occupants when Richey came down from a motel room and started an "altercation."

Richey has since posted a signature bond and been released. Daleville police Chief Allen Medley says Richey, a two-year department veteran, was immediately put on administrative leave. He says this is the first time Richey has been accused of a crime while employed at the department.