GREENFIELD — Ex-sheriff’s Deputy Scott Roeger is expected to plead guilty in three of the criminal cases against him today in two different Hancock County courts.
Whether he is convicted of a felony charge, which would prohibit him from carrying a handgun, will determine whether the former deputy could ever again serve as a police officer.
Roeger, 33, was first arrested in October after a McCordsville woman he had dated accused him of entering her home, uninvited, in the middle of the night and smashing her things when he found another man in the home. The pair’s relationship had begun to falter in recent weeks, but the women told police she was afraid to break things off with Roeger completely, according to police reports.
Roeger, who was off duty at the time he is accused of entering the home, was charged with residential entry, a Class D felony, as well as intimidation and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors.
The case sparked a more thorough investigation of past complaints against Roeger from women. Within two months of the original charges, four additional criminal cases were filed against him. They comprise four felony and five misdemeanor charges.