Former 9th District GOP Chair, Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel, and Wife Face Additional Charges

Editor’s note: Jamey Noel is the former 9th District GOP Party Chair. The 9th District includes Bloomington, Indiana.

https://www.lpm.org/news/2024-01-23/former-clark-co-sheriff-jamey-noel-resigns-as-9th-district-gop-chair


Written from press release:

Clark County, IN – February 1, 2024 — Former Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel and his wife, Misty Noel, are facing new criminal charges following an ongoing investigation by the Indiana State Police (ISP) Field Investigations.

Misty Noel is facing five counts of Theft (over $50,000), classified as Level 5 Felonies, and five counts of Tax Evasion, classified as Level 6 Felonies.

Jamey Noel, who was originally charged with 15 felony counts on November 8, 2023, is now facing an additional five counts each of Theft (over $50,000) and Tax Evasion. He remains out on bond.

Special Prosecutor Richard J. Hertel filed additional charges against both individuals based on updated information and evidence provided by ISP Detectives. The charges were presented this morning in the Clark County Circuit Court.

Misty Noel voluntarily turned herself in upon receiving the criminal charges. She is currently in custody at the Clark County Detention Center and will be transferred to the Scott County Detention Center for incarceration. Misty Noel will be held without bond until her initial court appearance scheduled for Monday, February 5, 2024.

The original charges against Jamey Noel include one count of Corrupt Business Influence, two counts of Theft, three counts of Theft (Level 6 Felonies), four counts of Ghost Employment, four counts of Official Misconduct, and one count of Obstruction of Justice.

The ISP Special Investigation Division initiated the investigation on June 13, 2023, following criminal allegations of official misconduct received from the current Clark County Sheriff. Ripley County Prosecutor Richard J. Hertel was appointed as the Special Prosecutor on July 27, 2023, by Special Judge Larry Medlock.

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Original press release:

Former Clark County Sheriff Arrested
on 15 Felony Charges 
***UPDATE***

(Clark County, IN)-As a result of this ongoing criminal investigation by the Indiana State Police Field Investigations, Detectives provided updated information and evidence to Special Prosecutor Richard J. Hertel, who filed for additional criminal charges against Jamey Noel, and for criminal charges against his wife, Misty Noel.

This morning, both Jamey and Misty Noel appeared in the Clark County Circuit Court with their family and legal representation.  After being presented with the criminal charges, Misty Noel turned herself into the custody of the Clark County Detention Center where she was booked in before being transported to the Scott County Detention Center for incarceration.  She is going to be held without bond until her initial court appearance on Monday, February 5, 2024.

Misty Noel is being charged with the following:

  • Five (5) counts of Theft (over $50,000), Level 5 Felonies
  • Five (5) counts of Tax Evasion, Level 6 Felonies

In addition to the original 15 criminal charges levied against Jamey Noel back on November 8, 2023, he is additionally being charged with the following:

  • Five (5) counts of Theft (over $50,000), Level 5 Felonies
  • Five (5) counts of Tax Evasion, Level 6 Felonies

He remains out on bond.

At this time, there is no further information available for public release.

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The original press release is below.

 

Former Clark County Sheriff Arrested
on 15 Felony Charges

(Clark County, IN)-The Indiana State Police Special Investigation Division has arrested 52-year-old Jamey Noel, the former Clark County Sheriff, and current Utica Volunteer Fire Fighters Association Chief on 15 felony charges following a nearly five-month long investigation.

Detectives began their extensive investigation on June 13, 2023 after receiving several criminal allegations of official misconduct from the current Clark County Sheriff, who, along with his personnel have been cooperative throughout this investigation.

Ripley County Prosecutor Richard J. Hertel was assigned as the Special Prosecutor in this case on July 27th by Special Judge Larry Medlock and was recently presented the case for review.  As a result, the following criminal charges have been levied against Noel:

  • One (1) count of Corrupt Business Influence, Level 5 Felony
  • Two (2) counts of Theft, Level 5 Felony
  • Three (3) counts of Theft, Level 6 Felony
  • Four (4) counts of Ghost Employment, Level 6 Felony
  • Four (4) counts of Official Misconduct, Level 6 Felony
  • One (1) count of Obstruction of Justice, Level 6 Felony

Noel was taken into custody late Wednesday afternoon, November 8, 2023 without incident and with his attorney present. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center before being transferred to and incarcerated in the Scott County Detention Center without bond. 

His initial appearance was early this afternoon, November 9th in the Clark Circuit Court No. 1, and a cash bond of $75,000 was set.

This investigation is still ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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