ISP Trooper and Enforcement Agent for Gaming Commission arrested on domestic battery charges

BEDFORD – A sworn member of the Indiana State Police assigned to the Bloomington Post and an Enforcement Agent with the Indiana Gaming Commission were arrested today on charges stemming from an alleged domestic incident that occurred at a residence in Lawrence County while they were off duty this past weekend.

ISP Trooper Garrison

Early Saturday morning, June 12th, the ISP Post in Bloomington was contacted regarding an alleged battery which was said to have occurred between Sergeant Russell D. Garrison, a 23-year veteran of the ISP who also serves as a North Lawrence Community School Board member representing District 3, and Tiffany F. Corbin, a 15-year veteran with the Indiana Gaming Commission.

Local Troopers responded with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and shortly thereafter, the investigation was turned over to an Investigative Supervisor from the ISP Post in Versailles.

Upon completion of the subsequent investigation, the case was submitted to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office for review. As a result of that review, the Lawrence County Prosecutor has prepared the following charges:

  • Russell D. Garrison
    • One Count of Domestic Battery, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Tiffany F. Corbin
    • One Count of Domestic Battery, Class A Misdemeanor

Arrest warrants were approved and issued by Lawrence County Superior Court I, Judge John Plummer III today.  Both Garrison and Corbin were remanded to the custody of the Lawrence County Jail.

Garrison is currently on administrative duties with his police powers suspended pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings. An internal investigation will be conducted to determine any violations of department rules, regulations, or policies. 

It is unclear at this time if Corbin has been placed on administrative leave.