There has been a new development in the case of Fulton Town Marshal Jason Coleman. As we first reported on May 12, Coleman appeared to be at the center of a criminal investigation and resigned his position with Fulton.
Now, Coleman, who was appointed Rochester’s chief of police, has resigned that position as well.
Indiana State Police opened an investigation looking into alleged “official misconduct and theft” after billing inconsistencies were found by the clerk-treasurer in Fulton. The community is located about 8 miles southwest of Rochester.
Coleman had served as the part-time marshal in Fulton since Jan. 1, 2008, but it appears that for the last two years, he billed the town for work he never did. Indiana State Police have forwarded their findings to a special prosecutor for review.
Until earlier this week, Coleman also served as the full-time Rochester Police Chief. He has since resigned that position, but remains with the police department as a patrol officer.