Suit may include sheriff's department




GREENFIELD — A former girlfriend of ex-Deputy Scott Roeger has threatened to sue the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, which she says conspired to cover up alleged violent acts by the deputy before he resigned in January.

Jennifer Wilson-Trattner is asking for $700,000 in damages for “physical pain and injury, mental anguish and suffering,” according to a tort-claim notice that names the department as well as Roeger and the county. A notice of tort claim is a legal document filed in advance of a lawsuit.

Roeger was arrested in October after he entered Wilson-Trattner’s McCordsville home in the middle of the night and became enraged when he found another man there. He threatened the man and began breaking Wilson-Trattner’s property, according to police reports.

Following that incident, a criminal investigation was launched into Roeger’s history, and prosecutors went on to charge him for several past complaints alleging violence against women. Wilson-Trattner is involved in at least three of the five pending criminal cases against Roeger.

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