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Prosecutor: Whitley sheriff, wife committed no crime

Statement issued Friday by Amy C. Richison, Huntington County prosecuting attorney:

On July 19, 2011, the Indiana State Police responded to a call for service involving Mark Hodges, and his wife, Laurell Hodges. The Indiana State Police investigated the events surrounding the call for service and submitted their completed investigation to Amy Richison, who was appointed as Special Prosecutor. On July 29, 2011, Amy Richison filed a Report of Special Prosecuting Attorney in the Whitley Superior Court. In the report Prosecutor Richison informed the Court that criminal charges should not be filed. She has indicated that the actions taken by both Mr. and Mrs. Hodges do not constitute a crime under Indiana law.

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