WARSAW — Tuesday morning, Nov. 15, members of the Indiana State Police Crimes Against Children Unit joined forces with local agencies to arrest a Warsaw man for possession of child pornography and possession of marijuana.
The coordinated effort between the Indiana State Police CAC, the Warsaw Police Department, the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office and the Butler Police Department, led to the arrest of Bart Lane Holle, 57.
Holle was located at his job in Nappanee by troopers and taken back to his home at 505 Alward St. in Warsaw where he was later placed under arrest. Officers had obtained a search warrant for Holle’s home and cellular phone where they found marijuana and discovered more than one thousand illegal images of children.
CAC Trooper Gretchen Smith led the investigation of Holle working as a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). Smith said she received information on Holle from a local cellular telephone store when he attempted to have pornographic images of children transferred to a new phone.
Smith commented, “The sharing of information in cases like this is both a necessity and crucial in the fight for our children.”
Holle was taken into custody and is currently being held in the Kosciusko County Jail where he faces several felony and misdemeanor charges.