Vigo Co. deputy sheriff arrested, placed on administrative leave

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Vigo Co. Sheriff First Sergeant Jeff Bell was arrested Wednesday for domestic battery and interfering in the reporting of a crime.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Vigo Co. deputy sheriff has been arrested.

A release from Vigo Co. Sheriff John Plasse stated that Sheriff First Sergeant Jeff Bell was arrested Wednesday evening by the Indiana State Police.

Bell was charged with domestic battery and interfering in the reporting of a crime. He has been relieved of his police duties and placed on administrative leave.

A merit board will meet to determine his status as a merit deputy pending the formal filing of charges by the Vigo Co. Prosecutor’s Office.

ISP is handling the investigation.

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