St. Joseph County officer involved in alleged domestic disturbance

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A longtime officer with the St. Joseph County Police Department has been charged in connection with a domestic disturbance incident.

At approximately 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, police were called to a home on Thorn Road where they encountered Lonny Foresman, 50, of North Liberty, who was allegedly involved in a fight with his wife and other family members, according to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.

Foresman was arrested as a result of the investigation. The Prosecutor’s Office filed formal charges Saturday afternoon including two counts of intimidation and one count of domestic battery.

The investigation has been turned over to the Special Victims Unit.

Foresman was ordered held without bail until his initial bail hearing and remains in the custody of the St. Joseph County Jail. His initial bail hearing is scheduled for Monday afternoon. He has been also placed on administrative leave.

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