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State Trooper Faces Arson Charges


Police have arrested a state trooper accused of setting fires at his Perry County home.

The early morning blaze happened last October at the home of State Trooper Jeremy Galloway in the 1200 block of Main Street in Tell City.

When firefighters arrived, they quickly determined there were two separate structure fires on the property, the home and an outbuilding.

Crews extinguished the flames, but not before the house was damaged by smoke and the outbuilding -- with two motorcycles inside -- was destroyed.

The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office determined it was arson and state police began a criminal investigation.

After the probe, the ISP presented the case to the Perry County Prosecutor and an arrest warrant was issued for Trooper Galloway.

In a release, the ISP said Galloway faces 2 counts of arson, one count of insurance fraud, and one count of arson with intent to defraud.

The ISP said Galloway has been placed on administrative leave without pay.

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