An investigation leads to arrest for theft and official misconduct

AUBURN –  In February of 2020, detectives with the Indiana State Police were requested to investigate property reported missing from the Auburn Police Department’s evidence storage room. The evidence went missing sometime preceding November 2018.  

Detectives from the Toll Road Post recently concluded that investigation, which was then turned over to assigned Special Prosecutor, Whitely County Prosecutor DJ Sigler for review and determination of possible charges. Subsequent to that review, an arrest warrant was issued for 51-year-old  Stacy E. Sexton, of Waterloo, IN.  

Sexton was taken into custody by troopers in downtown Auburn, without incident.  He was transported to the DeKalb County Jail and booked into custody under a $1,500 cash bond on the following charges of theft, a Level 6 felony, and official misconduct, Level 6 felony.

At the time of the alleged offenses, Sexton was employed as a detective with the Auburn Police Department.  He has since retired from duty.

There is no further information to release on this investigation at this time.