Saturday, October 24, 2009

Officer Johnnie Self Jr Charged with Sexual Battery & Domestic Assault

A Blacksburg police officer faces charges of sexual battery and domestic assault.

Johnnie Self, Jr. turned himself in earlier this week after he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend late Saturday.

He was released on a $100,000 bond. The Blacksburg Police Department says Self is now on leave from the department.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department has taken over the investigation. A special prosecutor from Carroll County will take on the case.

Officer Joseph Klaehn Arrested for Domestic Violence

Warsaw Police Officer Joseph Klaehn was fired Friday night during a closed door meeting with Police Chief Perry Hunter.

Klaehn was arrested early Friday morning at his Fort Wayne home for allegedly slapping his wife several times.

Klaehn is charged with felony domestic battery in front of a minor.

According to the police report, Klaehn allegedly made threats and struck his wife in front of their child.

Klaehn was a probationary officer with the force. Chief Hunter says he can fire probationary officers without cause.

Klaehn had his initial hearing Friday morning. He's out of jail on bond.