ROCHESTER — The part-time Fulton town marshal was arrested Wednesday evening on seven felony counts of official misconduct and theft stemming from his time as Rochester police chief.
The arrest of Jason R. Coleman, 37, Rochester, was the result of a two-month investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Mike Tarrh. The Fulton Town Board president and town clerk contacted Tarrh in April with allegations that Coleman had been submitting hours for compensation that were not actually worked.
The investigation found that over the last five years, Coleman, who at the time of the investigation was the Rochester police chief, had collected in excess of $6,700.
Coleman turned himself into the Fulton County Jail at 5 p.m. Wednesday and has since bonded out. He faces a Class C felony count of official misconduct and six Class D felony counts of theft.
Charges were filed by Special Prosecutor Bruce Embrey from Miami County.