GREENFIELD — Another woman who was once romantically involved with ex-Deputy Scott Roeger is threatening to sue both Roeger and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.
Meagan Navarro, the victim in a Hamilton County criminal case filed against Roeger late last year, is asking $700,000 in damages for “mental anguish and suffering,” according to a notice of tort claim.
A notice of tort claim is a legal document filed in advance of a lawsuit.
Navarro of Noblesville dated Roeger briefly last year, according to police reports. Roeger is accused of making threats against the woman and looking up her personal information in a state database in order to intimidate her after they stopped seeing one another.
Roeger, who resigned from the sheriff’s department early this year before a termination hearing, is charged in Hamilton County with official misconduct, a Class D felony, and intimidation, a misdemeanor.
Police officers are prohibited from using state databases for personal reasons.
Navarro’s is the second tort-claim notice filed against Roeger and the county by one of Roeger’s alleged victims in the last month.
Also threatening to sue is Jennifer Wilson-Trattner of McCordsville, Roeger’s ex-girlfriend and the victim in three criminal cases recently filed against the former deputy.
Roeger accepted a plea agreement last week in two of the cases involving Wilson-Trattner, and two additional cases, one involving Wilson-Trattner and one involving Roeger’s ex-wife, were dismissed.
Roeger pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of battery and criminal mischief, both relating to domestic disputes with Wilson-Trattner.
Wilson-Trattner is also asking for $700,000, alleging that Roeger and other members of the sheriff’s department, who are not named, conspired to cover Roeger’s “physical violence … and other illegal conduct.”
Both women are represented by Curtis Johnson of Shelbyville.
Sheriff Mike Shepherd declined to comment.
Roeger declined to comment.