Daviess County Chief Deputy Indicted

by Staff on October 28, 2011

in State

Friday afternoon, October 28th, a grand jury indicted Daviess County Chief Deputy Ronald Morgan, 47, of Washington, on charges of Bribery and Assisting a Criminal. Vanderburgh County Special Prosecutor Stan Levco presented the case to the grand jury. Morgan was arrested at approximately 4:30 p.m. after turning himself in at the Daviess County Jail. He was later released after posting a $750 bond.

On September 13th, Indiana State Police Detective Brad Chandler initiated a criminal investigation regarding an allegation of official misconduct by Morgan. The allegation surfaced during an earlier drug investigation by Daviess County Sheriff’s Department. On September 6th, Daviess County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 29-year-old Washington woman for manufacturing methamphetamine. During the investigation deputies received information the female had been able to avoid arrest in the past because she had been receiving tips from Morgan. Morgan allegedly asked her to perform sexual favors with him and in return offered his ability to protect her from arrest. Further investigation revealed Morgan allegedly shared privileged information to her on several occasions for sexual favors between August 2005 and July 2009.

No further information will be released.

• Ronald W. Morgan, 47, Washington, IN
1. Bribery, Class C Felony
2. Assisting a Criminal, Class C Felony

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