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[ISP] False Informing Results in Arrest
Start Date: 4/20/2012
End Date: 4/20/2012
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Martinsville, IN – On February 21st of 2012 Ryan Harmon, 39, of Martinsville, Indiana contacted both the Mayor and the Chief of police of Martinsville, Indiana and stated a Martinsville city employee sexually battered a female at a local city restaurant.  City officials then provided this information to the Morgan County Prosecutor, Steve Sonnega.  Prosecutor Sonnega contacted the Indiana State Police and requested an investigation of the alleged crime. 

Over the course of the one month investigation it was determined the original complaint against the Martinsville city employee had no basis in fact and had been fabricated.  The results of the investigation were then submitted to the Morgan County Prosecutor.

After reviewing the investigation Prosecutor Sonnega determined there was sufficient evidence to seek charges against Ryan Harmon for the alleged violation of I.C. 35-44-2-2, False Informing, a Class “B” misdemeanor offense.

On April 19th a warrant was issued for Harmon’s arrest.  This morning, April 20th, just before 8:30 he was arrested without incident in Martinsville near the courthouse square. Harmon was then transported to and incarcerated at the Morgan County Jail.

Ryan Harmon is a 14-year former employee of the state police who resigned in lieu of termination after becoming the subject of an internal investigation.

Further inquiries should be directed to the Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office at 765-342-1050.

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Curt Durnil
Phone: (812) 334-5904
Email: cdurnil@isp.in.gov
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