KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — D.J. Sigler Jr. prosecuting attorney of Whitley County is investigating a possible perjury matter in Kosciusko County that may relate to the cases brought against C. Aaron Rovenstine, Dr. Mark Soto and Kevin Bronson. Sigler was appointed as special prosecutor April 28, 2017.
Sigler could not confirm if the perjury investigation stems from grand jury testimony heard in December 2015 and February 2016 that indicted the three men. “I can tell you the parties involved in the criminal case expressed other concerns and asked for review of the matter,” said Sigler. He has been conducting an investigation into the alleged perjury since April.
“I’m engaged in the investigation and hoping to have it wrapped up by the end of the first week of November,” Sigler stated, noting he will talk fully about the case once his investigation is concluded and his findings are reported.
The request for a special prosecutor was made by Kosciusko County Prosecutor Dan Hampton April 11, 2017. Kosciusko Circuit Court Judge Michael W. Reed made the appointment April 28, 2017. According to Hampton the material was “derived from the grand jury investigation,” and information for this case came from the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office, appointed as special prosecutors in the cases against Rovenstine, Soto and Bronson.
Sigler has served as prosecutor for Whitley County since being appointed by a Republican caucus in December 2016, taking the office in January 2017. Prior to his appointment he was chief deputy prosecutor for Whitley County.