Jasper Post Trooper Arrested For Arson Resigns From Indiana State Police


JASPER -- Indiana State Police trooper Jeremy Galloway, 44, has resigned from his position in the Jasper post after being arrested for allegedly burning down his Tell City home back in October of last year, the police agency said in a statement to the media Friday.

" Due to a reinterest in this investigation created by additional charges filed by the prosecutor and continued inquiries, it should be noted that Jeremy Galloway resigned from his position as an Indiana State Trooper on February 5, 2020, the day after the service of the arrest warrant," the statement read.  "Any further inquiries regarding the case should be made to the Perry County Prosecutor’s Office."

Galloway was arrested earlier this week on charges of Arson, Insurance Fraud and Arson with the Intent to Defraud.

You can read the original arrest report below.... 

PERRY COUNTY – On Sunday October 13, 2019 at approximately 1:40 a.m., a fire was reported by a passerby at 1206 Main Street in Tell City, Perry County, Indiana. 

A short time later, members of the Tell City Fire Department arrived at the home and began firefighting activities. It was quickly determined that there were actually two separate structure fires on the property, the home and an outbuilding. 

Prior to the fires being extinguished, the house sustained heavy smoke and fire damage and the outbuilding, which contained two motorcycles, were totally destroyed. The residence is the home of Indiana State Trooper Jeremy Galloway, 44 years of age. Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office was called to the scene by the Tell City Fire Department to conduct an investigation. 

The Fire Marshal preliminarily determined the fire was caused by arson and a criminal investigation was initiated by the Indiana State Police in Jasper. After a lengthy and thorough investigation, the Indiana State Police presented the case to the Perry County Prosecutor on January 21, 2020. Subsequently, criminal charges were prepared and presented to the Perry County Judge. 

An arrest warrant was issued today for Galloway on the following criminal charges: Two (2) Counts of Arson, Level 4 Felonies One (1) County of Insurance Fraud, Level 5 Felony One (1) Count of Arson with Intent to Defraud, Level 6 Felony On February 4, 2020.

Galloway was taken into custody without incident by the Indiana State Police and incarcerated in the Perry County Jail. Galloway is currently on administrative leave without pay.