Former trooper accused of setting house on fire appears in court

Fmr. State trooper accused of setting house on fire appears in court

PERRY CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Former Indiana State Trooper Jeremy Galloway pleaded not guilty during his first court appearance Wednesday.

Troopers believe Galloway set the fires at his Tell City property in October. He was arrested on February 4 for arson and insurance fraud charges.

A charge of cruelty to an animal was added. Troopers say two dogs were killed in the fire.

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Galloway resigned in the days following his arrest.

Immediately following Wednesday’s hearing, Galloway rushed into a meeting room alongside his attorney, Shaunda Lynch, who declined to comment.

The defense requested a pre-trial conference for April 29.

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