MARTINSVILLE, Ind. — The city’s police chief on Wednesday was charged with theft and official misconduct and turned himself in at the Morgan County jail, state police said.
Matthew D. Long bonded out of jail, Indiana State Police said in a news release that did not detail what the police chief is accused of doing.
An appointed special judge from Monroe County signed the arrest warrant Wednesday, the release said.
“In late January of this year, the Indiana State Police along with the Indiana State Board of Accounts were asked by the Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office to investigate criminal allegations against Long. The findings of that investigation were taken to a special prosecutor and probable cause was found for the issuance of a warrant for the arrest of Long,” the release said.
Police said Long turned himself in to detectives on Wednesday afternoon at the Morgan County Jail, where he bonded out to face impending court appearances.
State police said they are releasing no additional information.
Mayor Shannon Kohl in January appointed Roger Wiltermood as interim chief for the Martinsville Police Department after Long was put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
The city had not responded to an email for a comment Wednesday night.
It was not known if Long has an initial court hearing scheduled. The case was not listed in online court records Wednesday night.
(PHOTO: Morgan County Jail/WISH-TV)