State Police take lead in Johnson County investigation

Indiana State Police are taking the lead in a Johnson County investigation involving an unidentified elected county official.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department says that at 11:57 p.m. Monday, dispatchers received a 911 call from the 500 block of West State Road 252 in Trafalgar, reporting a domestic disturbance. The woman involved had gone to her neighbor’s house after the disturbance and reportedly would not give her name to dispatchers. Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and began speaking with the woman. Once deputies realized that allegations were being made against a local elected official, they immediately called the administrative staff at the Sheriff’s Office and told them what was occurring.

Johnson County Sheriff Duane Burgess directed deputies at the scene to turn the case over to Indiana State Police. ISP quickly responded to the scene. Sheriff’s Deputies remained on the scene to assist, however officials stress that ISP took over all aspects of the investigation and remain in charge of it.

No arrests were reported and Indiana State Police have not identified the official allegedly involved.