Vigo County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested

(VIGO CO.) – A Vigo County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Wednesday.

Indiana State Police arrested First Sergeant Jeff Bell.

First Sgt. Jeff Bell

Bell was charged with domestic battery and interfering in the reporting of a crime.

Bell was relieved of his police duties, and the sheriff’s office removed his duty weapon, badge, ID, and department vehicle.

He was placed on administrative leave until a merit board meeting can be held. That is where they will determine his status as a merit deputy pending the filing of formal charges by the prosecutor’s office.

Indiana State Police is handling the investigation.