Indiana sheriff arrested on 10 felony counts including bribery, intimidation

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Photo of Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine courtesy of WSBT

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (February 29, 2016) — The sheriff of Kosciusko County in Indiana has been indicted on ten counts, including bribery.

Court documents filed Monday morning in Warsaw in Kosciusko County allege that Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine took $40,000 in exchange for granting special privileges to an inmate at the Kosciusko County jail and a visitor to the jail. The charges Rovenstine faces are all felonies. They include three counts of bribery, one count of intimidation, one count of assisting a criminal and five counts of official misconduct.

An indictment states that Rovenstine allowed unrecorded and unsupervised visitations and phone calls between the prisoner and the visitor.

Rovenstine was arrested Monday, and he bonded out of the Elkhart County Jail. He did not immediately respond to an email and two phone messages requesting comment.

Warsaw is about 40 miles northwest of Fort Wayne.

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