Indiana State Police Make an Arrest of Westfield Man for Conversion

On November 22, Indiana State Police arrested Mitchell Westerman for Conversion.

The investigation began in October of 2023 when the Indiana State Police Lafayette District Criminal Investigation Division received information that evidence was released from an ongoing criminal court proceeding. During the investigation, detectives determined that Westerman improperly obtained evidence involving the court proceeding of State v. Richard Allen and subsequently released it.

In November, a Special Prosecutor from Bartholomew County was assigned to review the case. On November 21, Special Prosecutor Lindsey Holden-Kay filed charges in Johnson County Superior Court Three, and an arrest warrant was issued for Westerman. On November 22, Westerman was located by Indiana State Police Detectives and safely taken into custody. Westerman was transported to Johnson County Jail.

Arrested and charged on the warrant:

–       Mitchell Westerman, 41, from Westfield, IN

1. Conversion – Class A Misdemeanor

Due to this being an active and ongoing investigation and the possibility of further charges, there will be no further information released at this time.

This is a separate investigation from the Delphi Investigation. There continues to be a gag order in place involving the criminal proceeding of State v. Richard Allen. There will be no information released regarding that proceeding. 

All subjects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

All information in this story came from the Indiana State Police.