Indiana State Police seizes items related to Kosciusko County Sheriff case

(Photo Supplied/Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department)

WARSAW, Ind. (WOWO): Several laptops, phones and tablets issued to members of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department have been seized by Indiana State Police in connection to the allegations against Kosciusko County Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine.

Investigators believe the items contain evidence connected to Warsaw Police Detective Paul Heaton, whom Rovenstine is accused of threatening. It was back in March of 2014, the Warsaw Police Department requested the sheriff’s department record all of the visits and phone calls of inmate Kevin Bronson and revoke his special privileges. But state police investigators say Rovenstine didn’t follow through.

Rovenstine is accused of threatening Heaton on two occasions last summer. State Police investigators believe that the sheriff’s department launched a retaliatory conduct-related investigation into Heaton during the second-half of the year. Rovenstine was indicted last month on charges of bribery, intimidation, one count of assisting a criminal.

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