Case Against former Indiana State Police Trooper Dismissed Without Prejudice
By: Bill Raines
Lawrence County Zephyr
LAWRENCE COUNTY - (December 1, 2021) - The court case against former Indiana State Trooper Russell D. Garrison for misdemeanor domestic battery has been dismissed without prejudice.
A motion to dismiss the charges was filed on November 9, 2021 (without prejudice) on November 9, 2021, and an order granting the request was granted by Lawrence County Superior Court I Judge John Plummer III on November 16, 2021, according to court records.
Without prejudice means that the charges can be brought back if the prosecution see fit to refile charges.
The case against Enforcement agent with the Indiana Gaming Tiffany Corbin continues in Lawrence County Superior Court I with a pre-trial conference scheduled for December 13, 2021, and a jury trial scheduled for January 12, 2022.
According to police records from the Indiana State Police on the early morning hours of June 12, 2021, an alleged battery occurred between former Sgt. Russell D. Garrison, a 23-year veteran of the Indiana State Police and a former board member of the North Lawrence Community School Corporation District 3, and Tiffany F. Corbin, a 15-year veteran with the Indiana Gaming Commission.
The Indiana State Police Versailles District investigated the incident with charges being filed against both on misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.
Corbin suffered a laceration to the left side of her head and Garrison bleeding from the mouth. Garrison was reportedly as extremely intoxicated.
During the investigation Corbin reported she struck Garrison and he grabbed her by the face and struck her head into the side of the entryway to the downstairs. She fell down the stairs resulting in injury.
Garrison told investigators Corbin hit him with pots and pans Garrison suffered an injury to the inside of his mouth and had bruising to his chest.
Investigators met with Lawrence County Prosecutor Sam Arp and criminal charges were filed against both Garrison and Corbin.
We will continue to follow developments in this case.