(BICKNELL) – Indiana State Police arrested Bicknell Police Chief Terry Stremming on Tuesday morning after receiving a call from the Knox County Prosecutor’s Office regarding an incident at their office.
Troopers arrested 47-year-old Chief Stremming on charges of official misconduct and battery.
On Monday, a Bicknell police officer went to the Knox County Prosecutor’s Office and turned over a laptop that possibly contained evidence of officer misconduct.
State police said on Tuesday that around 8:30 a.m. Chief Stremming arrived at the prosecutor’s office and reportedly demanded the laptop back. He allegedly attempted to remove it from a desk. That is when 51-year-old Rose Archer, an investigator at the prosecutor’s office, put her hands on the laptop to prevent Stremming from taking it. Troopers said Chief Stremming allegedly put his hands Archer and attempted to push her out of the way. Stremming then left the prosecutor’s office without the laptop.
Indiana State Police arrested Chief Stremming Tuesday around 7 p.m. at the Bicknell Town Hall without incident. He was taken to the Knox County Jail where he was released after posting bond.