Grand Jury Indicts Huntington County Commissioner on Seven Counts

By Stephanie Parkinson
By Scott Sarvay

September 28, 2012 Updated Oct 1, 2012 at 9:24 AM EST

Huntington County, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - A Huntington County grand jury in has charged current Huntington County Commissioner, 59-year-old Floyd “Tom” Wall with seven counts of misdemeanor battery stemming from an Indiana State Police investigation that was initiated this past spring.

Wall has a court hearing set for Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 8:45 a.m.

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A Huntington County commissioner is at the center of a criminal investigation. Allegations against Tom Wall have led to a grand jury. That grand jury convened Thursday in Huntington.

Officials close to the investigation, who asked not to be named, tell Indiana’s NewsCenter former female employees of Wall are accusing him of sexual harassment.

Wall is the president of the Huntington County Commissioners, a position he has held since 2009.

Whitley County Deputy Prosecutor, DJ Sigler, who is serving as a special prosecutor in this case, confirmed a grand jury is being held in Huntington, but couldn't confirm who the case involved.

"They began their work, they heard from several witnesses, talked to several folks, the Grand Jury has decided to continue their work for another day and they intend to do that tomorrow (Friday)," said DJ Sigler, Chief Deputy Prosecutor, Whitley County.

Indiana’s NewsCenter spoke with Wall Wednesday at his office, Walls Homes. He declined to comment and referred INC to his attorney, Jeremy Nix. Nix was unavailable for comment.

At this time, no charges have been filed against Wall. The grand jury's job is to determine if there is probable cause for criminal charges to be filed against the county commissioner.

Our sources close to the investigation say if no charges are filed after the grand jury some of the victims plan to file civil cases against Wall.




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