UPDATED: ISP Trooper Arrested on Arson Charges Resigns

(PERRY CO.) – Indiana State Police Public Information Sgt. David Henderson reported today that ISP Trooper Jeremy Galloway resigned from his position with the Indiana State Police.

Jeremy Galloway resigned from his position as an Indiana State Trooper on February 5, 2020, the day after the service of the arrest warrant, according to Sgt. Henderson.

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, at approximately 1:40 a.m., a fire was reported by a passerby at 1206 Main Street in Tell City, in Perry County. A short time later, members of the Tell City Fire Department arrived at the home and began firefighting activities.

It was quickly determined that there were actually two separate structure fires on the property, the home, and an outbuilding. Prior to the fires being extinguished, the house sustained heavy smoke and fire damage and the outbuilding, which contained two motorcycles, were totally destroyed.

Former ISP Trooper Jeremy Galloway

The residence is the home of 44-year-old Indiana State Trooper Jeremy Galloway. He is a five-year veteran of the State Police and primarily patrols Perry County.

Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office was called to the scene by the Tell City Fire Department to conduct an investigation. The Fire Marshal preliminarily determined the fire was caused by arson and a criminal investigation was initiated by the Indiana State Police in Jasper.

After a lengthy and thorough investigation, the Indiana State Police presented the case to the Perry County Prosecutor on January 21, 2020. Subsequently, criminal charges were prepared and presented to the Perry County Judge.

An arrest warrant was issued today for Galloway on two counts of arson, insurance fraud, arson with the intent to defraud.

Today, Galloway was arrested without incident by the Indiana State Police and incarcerated in the Perry County Jail.

Galloway is currently on administrative leave without pay.