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July 22, 2024

Warrick County Health Department Investigation Leads to an Additional Arrest –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On June 24, 2024

Warrick County, Ind. (ECWd) –

We previously reported on arrests of the Animal Control Wardens and all County Commissioners of Warrick County, Indiana (here). Now it appears there were also problems within the county health department resulting in additional charges.

An investigation by the Indiana State Police has led to another arrest in Warrick County.

On December 26, 2023, the Warrick County Commissioners publicly announced Marlin Weisheit, 72, of Boonville, as the interim administrator for the Warrick County Health Department. Four days prior, a contract between the Warrick County Commissioners and Weisheit was signed agreeing Weisheit is an independent contractor and is not a representative of Warrick County or a county employee. Indiana law states the health officer for Warrick County is responsible for appointing the Administrator of the Health Department.

Indiana State Police Sergeant/Detective Brock Werne revealed the health administrator had denied Weisheit the position of Administrator of the Health Department between December 26, 2023, and April 15, 2024.

The Warrick County Health Administrator officially consented to hiring Weisheit on April 16, 2024, and the commissioners approved his appointment at a public meeting. Weisheit’s first day of employment with the Warrick County Health Department as a county employee was April 23, 2024. According to Detective Werne, the claims for hours worked by Weisheit between January 2 and February 29, 2024, were paid in the amount of $9,600 from the health department funds without the knowledge or approval of the health administrator. Between April 26 and May 2, Weisheit allegedly used the health administrator’s stamp without his approval or authority to transfer funds within the health department’s budget to pay a lease agreement with Liberty Concepts, INC, Boonville. The investigation revealed the health administrator would not authorize payments to Liberty from the health department due to the contract being between the commissioners and Liberty Concepts, INC.

After reviewing this investigation, Perry County Special Prosecutor, Samantha Hurst, filed criminal charges against Weisheit.  At approximately 3:55 p.m. EST, Indiana State Police arrested Weisheit at the Warrick County Jail without incident. Weisheit was released after posting bond.

All inquiries about this investigation can be made to the Perry County Prosecutor’s Office.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Marlin Weisheit, 72, Boonville, IN
  1. Official Misconduct, Level 6 Felony
  2. Conversion, Level 6 Felony (2 Counts)

All suspects are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. 

INDIANA STATE POLICE
JASPER DISTRICT
2209 Newton Street
Jasper, IN 47546

Indiana State Police: www.in.gov/isp

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/ispjasper?lang=en

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:
John Davis, Sergeant

Public Information Officer

Cell: 812-480-3475

DATE: June 21, 2024

 

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