WARSAW — An InkFree news reporter hit the streets early this morning to find out people’s reactions to the arrest of their County Sheriff, C. Aaron Rovenstine.
Kosciusko County Sheriff C. Aaron Rovenstine, 57, 7885 W. 100N, Warsaw, was indicted on three counts of bribery, level 5 felonies; intimidation, a level 6 felony; and five counts of official misconduct, level 6 and class D felonies.
Also charged in the indictment are Kevin L. Bronson, 36, who is being held at the Marshall County Jail, Plymouth and Mark H. Soto, 61, 815 N. Zimmer Road Warsaw, program director for the ministry studies program at Grace College.
The InkFree reporter stopped over a half-dozen citizens around Warsaw and asked what their reaction was when they heard the news of the arrest. Only one, Kati Carpenter, had something to say. “If he did (do it) he needs to serve time for it. I heard he had another officer he threatened with his job, that’s not okay.”
She continued to say, “He served how many terms as sheriff? We all trusted him and yet he went and did all these horrible things and it’s not okay. And that’s our money, too. Our tax money.”
The ones who declined to comment said they didn’t have enough information about the situation to make a fair and valid opinion.
InkFree made efforts to connect with people in Rovenstine’s hometown of Atwood, but no one was around so early in the morning.
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