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Madison County Prosecutor to oversee Allen County Sheriff case

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA21) — A special prosecutor has been appointed to oversee the case involving a disturbance at the Three Rivers Festival.

On Friday. The Allen County Prosecutor’s Office said they filed a petition Thursday seeking a special prosecutor for the case. Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings accepted the appointment and will oversee the case.

ABC21 previously reported the disturbance involved Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux. The prosecutor’s office would not release the incident report or comment on it, saying it was part of an ongoing investigation.

However, multiple sources have told us the incident involved a locked area near temporary bathrooms where Gladieux allegedly pushed a teenage festival volunteer, who reportedly fell into something metal and sustained minor injuries.

READ MORE: State Police investigating disturbance at Three Rivers Festival involving Allen County Sheriff

Fort Wayne Police Department spokeswoman Sofia Rosales-Scatena said the department turned over the investigation to the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, which subsequently asked Indiana State Police to take control.

The FWPD denied ABC21’s repeated requests for the police report of the incident. The prosecutor’s office also denied our request for the report, citing the “investigatory records” exemption in Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act.

READ MORE: Fort Wayne Police withholding report on incident involving sheriff

ABC21 will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Alexis Shear and Corinne Rose contributed to this report.

Jacob Burbrink

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