PERRY COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) - An Indiana State Police trooper has been arrested for arson and insurance fraud in connection with a fire at his home in southern Indiana last year.
Trooper Jeremy Galloway, 44, is facing felony charges including arson, insurance fraud and arson with intent to defraud. A fire at his home in Tell City in October 2019 caused damage to the house and an outbuilding, which housed two motorcycles.
According to WAVE-TV, two dogs died in the fire, though Galloway tried to knock down a door to get them out of the home.
The State Fire Marshal's office determined the fire was arson, which initiated a state police investigation. The case was presented to the Perry County prosecutor late last month and an arrest warrant was issued for Galloway on Tuesday.
He was taken into custody and taken to the Perry County Jail. Galloway has been placed on administrative leave without pay by ISP.
Galloway has worked for the ISP Jasper Post for about eight years.