BREAKING: (WNDU) Rovenstine Pleads Guilty

Warsaw, Ind. (WNDU) — Kosciusko County Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of intimidation, on the same day his trial was set to begin. All other charges were dropped.

Rovenstine originally faced ten felony charges, including bribery, intimidation and assisting a criminal. Prosecutors claimed Rovenstine acted illegally when they say he agreed to take thousands of dollars from inmate Kevin Bronson in exchange for special treatment. Rovenstine was also accused of threatening an officer investigating Bronson.

The intimidation charge Rovenstine pleaded guilty to is a level 6 felony, punishable by 6 months to 2 ½ years behind bars; but it can be treated as a misdemeanor, which would mean 1 year and $5,000 in restitution.

Rovenstine will be sentenced on May 23.