From the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department –
On December 1, 2021, Jeremy Sweet 39 of Columbus, was served an arrest warrant on the following charges: Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death (Level 1 Felony) and Unlawful Possession of Syringe (Level 6 Felony). These charges are a result of the lengthy and detailed investigation by the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office and several other assisting agencies.
“Again, I want to reiterate that in my 30 years in law enforcement, I have never seen such cooperation in an investigation,” said Sheriff Matt Myers. “I would like to thank our BCSO Detectives who have spent countless hours on this investigation.”
I would also like to thank the other assisting agencies: BCSO (deputies, detectives, administration), BCSO Reserve Deputies, BCSO Chaplains, CPD Chaplains, CRH EMS, ISP (troopers, divers and aviation), CPD, DNR, CFD, Columbus Township FD, Southwest FD, Wayne Township FD, Elizabethtown FD, Clay Township FD, Danville FD, Amity FD, Cataract FD, Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office, Bartholomew County EOC, Bartholomew County Prosecutor (Deputy Prosecutor Greg Long) and 31 Wrecker.
Sheriff Matt Myers would again ask that the community continue to keep the victim’s family in its thoughts and prayers.
Sweet is currently being held on a $1.2 million bond or 10% cash.
All persons are considered innocent unless/until proven guilty in a court of law.