Rovenstine likely to remain sheriff while criminal case continues

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KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): There are renewed questions over whether an area sheriff indicted on multiple charges can still properly serve the public.

Our Partners in News at 21Alive report that questions are still swirling around Kosciusko County Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine. About four months ago he was indicted by a grand jury on charges of intimidation, assisting a criminal, bribery, and official misconduct.

Prosecutors say he threatened a Warsaw police officer and took $40,000 to let an inmate make unsupervised phone calls and visits, but he hasn’t stepped down, and probably won’t before his trial next year.

An Adams County prosecutor tells 21Alive since Rovenstine is an elected official, he can’t be forced out of office without a recall election taking place, unless he’s convicted.

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