EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Evansville police arrested a Warrick County Sheriff's deputy Tuesday afternoon on two preliminary charges of rape, according to Vanderburgh County jail booking records and Warrick County Sheriff Mike Wilder.
Law enforcement officers in Vanderburgh County previously issued a warrant for Warrick County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jarred Vance Stuckey, Wilder wrote in a Tuesday evening news release. According to a Vanderburgh County jail official, Stuckey was booked just after 5 p.m. on two preliminary counts of rape. He has since been released, the official told the Courier & Press.
Wilder wrote in the news release that Evansville Police Department detectives filed an affidavit of probable cause outlining the case against Stuckey, but that affidavit was not publicly available as of Tuesday evening.
"Sheriff Mike Wilder contacted deputy Stuckey this afternoon and placed him on administrative leave pending an internal investigation," the news release states. "Sheriff Wilder is disturbed by these allegations but will have no further comment pending the outcome of the internal investigation."
This is a developing story and will be updated.
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