(MORGAN CO.) – An appointed Special Judge from Monroe County signed an arrest warrant Wednesday for Martinsville Chief of Police Matthew D. Long, charging him with theft and official misconduct.
In late January of this year, the Indiana State Police along with the Indiana State Board of Accounts were asked by the Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office to investigate criminal allegations against Long. The findings of that investigation were taken to a special prosecutor, and probable cause was found for the issuance of a warrant for the arrest of Long.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Curt Durnil says Chief Long remained cooperative with investigators and turned himself to detectives early Wednesday afternoon at the Morgan County Jail where he posted bonded and was released.
According to the Morgan County jail, Long was booked and released around 3 p.m. Wednesday.
In January, Mayor Kohl announced Police Chief Long had been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
Rodger Wiltermood was named interim chief.
Mayor Shannon Kohl issued the following statement last week:
“We do not have any more information at this time regarding the charges against Chief Long. We are still taking the situation in. It is a sad day in our community. Although we don’t have additional information, we intend to fully cooperate and assist with any information needed from the City.”
There is no further information at this time.