STARKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) -Two former Starke County Sheriff’s Department detectives are facing charges in a missing evidence case.
Indiana State Police say 50-year-old Adam Gray of Knox and 54-year-old Don Ferguson of South Bend are facing several counts of official misconduct charges, while Ferguson is also charged with theft of a firearm.
They are also facing other charges including dealing marijuana. Both are in the Starke County Jail.
Indiana State Police released the following:
Following a lengthy investigation by detectives with the Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division Lowell Post, evidence and testimony was recently presented to a grand jury. The subject matter of the grand jury involved missing evidence from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. At the conclusion of the proceedings, the grand jury issued indictments against two former Starke County Sheriff Deputies.
Adam Gray- 50, from Knox, IN
Official Misconduct- Level 6 Felony (4 counts)
Theft- Class A Misdemeanor (2 counts)
Dealing Paraphernalia- Class A Misdemeanor
Dealing Marijuana- Class A Misdemeanor
Don Ferguson- 54, from South Bend, IN
Official Misconduct- Level 6 Felony (3 counts)
Theft of Firearm- Level 6 Felony
Theft- Class A Misdemeanor
False Informing- Class B Misdemeanor
Both individuals have turned themselves into the Stark County Jail. All suspects are presumed innocent until/unless proven guilty in court.