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Former Town Marshal Arrested On Five Criminal Charges

Last updated on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

(MIAMI CO.) - On Monday, a criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller resulted in the arrest of former Bunker Hill Town Marshal 30-year-old Randal Aaron Dague of Wabash.

Dague was arrested at his home when Indiana State Police Trooper Jon Cole served him with a Miami County arrest warrant. The warrant alleged four felony counts for official misconduct, obstruction of justice, forgery, and aid/induce the impersonation of a public servant. He also faces a misdemeanor count for aid/induce unlawful use of a police radio. Dague was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail.

In November of 2017, Maller started a criminal investigation after receiving information that Dague had allegedly provided false police credentials for an acquaintance. Dague also allegedly provided the acquaintance with a Bunker Hill police badge. The acquaintance purportedly provided the false credentials when hired as a security guard for an Indianapolis security firm. As an alleged sworn police officer, the acquaintance's salary was purportedly more, per hour, than a non-police officer would have been paid. Dague is also accused of providing an email, from his office, requesting his acquaintance be allowed to monitor and broadcast on local Indianapolis police radio frequencies when working security.

Dague did not have the authority to hire his acquaintance as a police officer. The acquaintance was not a sworn Bunker Hill deputy marshal.

Dague is no longer employed by the town of Bunker Hill.

This case is still under investigation.

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