New Albany police officer faces felony charges, misconduct and stalking

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A New Albany police officer was arrested Wednesday and faces felony charges after an investigation beginning in late April.

According to a statement from Indiana State Police, the investigation into Sergeant Chad Armenta, of the New Albany Police Department, began April 29 after New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey requested ISP conduct a thorough investigation into allegations.

Detective Mike Bennett, involved in the investigation, found allegations of Armenta arriving at a New Albany residence uninvited and off-duty and refusing to leave despite being repeatedly asked to go. He also allegedly used his position to interfere with an investigation after the victim reported his actions to the police department.

Bennett provided details to the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office and Armenta was arrested Wednesday for two counts of official misconduct, stalking, criminal trespassing, interference in reporting a crime and harassment. The misconduct and stalking charges are classified as a level 6 felony.

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