A criminal charge of domestic battery, previously filed in Lawrence Superior Court I against former North Lawrence Community Schools board member and previous Indiana State Police officer Russell "Rusty" Garrison have been dismissed without prejudice, according to court records.
A motion was filed to dismiss the class A misdemeanor charge on Nov. 9 by the state of Indiana, represented by the office of Lawrence County Prosecutor Samuel Arp II. The order was granted by Lawrence Superior Court I Judge John Plummer III on Nov. 16.
Following Garrison's June 18 arrest, the former officer was placed on administrative duty with his policing powers suspended and ISP launched an internal investigation by, in an attempt to determine if Garrison had violated any of the department's policies.
According to Shea Reliford, from Indiana State Police's human resources division, Garrison resigned from his position on June 30, concluding the investigation.
Garrison also stepped down from his elected seat on the NLCS board on June 25. He was later replaced by Bryce Bennett.
Domestic battery charges against Tiffany Corbin, the other individual involved in the incident, have not been dropped. Her jury trial is currently scheduled to begin Jan. 12, 2022.
Noah Dalton is a reporter in Bedford, IN. He can be reached at email@example.com
This article originally appeared on The Times-Mail: Charges dismissed against former ISP officer Russell Garrison