Warrick Co. Sheriff’s deputy arrested and charged with rape

Warrick Co. Sheriff’s deputy arrested and charged with rape
Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 10:17 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2022 at 9:19 PM CST
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WARRICK CO., Ind. (WFIE) - A Warrick County Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested and charged with two counts of rape in Evansville.

35-year-old Jarred Stuckey was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail just after 5 p.m. Tuesday night and then released.

Warrick County Sheriff Mike Wilder says he contacted Stuckey and placed him on administrative leave pending an internal investigation by the sheriff’s office.

According to an affidavit, Stuckey texted a woman he had met over five years ago on Nov. 15.

Over the next few weeks, he continued messaging her with no response until he identified himself on Dec. 2.

The affidavit states that the woman agreed to meet him in the parking lot of a local hotel.

Stuckey is accused of entering the woman’s car, and after briefly talking and kissing, going to the back seat.

The woman followed and later told police that for the following hour and a half she was bitten, choked and sexually assaulted while she continued to protest his advances.

Within 24 hours, Evansville police were dispatched to Deaconess Gateway, and after later hearing the woman’s account, Sergeant Anna Gray said they questioned Stuckey.

“Initially the suspect denied any allegations, but eventually when the detective kept on basically calling him out on some of the inconsistencies, he eventually admitted to some of it not all of it,” Gray said.

Wilder says he is disturbed by the allegations, but will have no further comment until the investigation is complete.

A probable cause hearing was Wednesday morning. Stuckey’s next hearing is now set for Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.