Warsaw Sheriff Appointed New Judge

A new judge has been appointed to oversee the criminal case of Kosciusko County Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine. According to court filings, Elkhart Superior Court Judge 1 Evan Roberts relinquished his duties as special judge due to illness. He will be replaced by Elkhart Superior Court 2 Judge Stephen Bowers.

Rovenstine was indicted on 10 felony counts including bribery and official misconduct. He’s accused of accepting $40,000 in bribes so favors could be granted to a Kosciusko County jail inmate.

Rovenstine also is accused of intimidating a Warsaw Police Department detective who had suspicions of Rovenstine‚Äôs activities. Rovenstine’s trial is set to begin on April 3.