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Former Marion County Deputy Prosecutor arrested on alleged domestic battery charges

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Posted at 11:21 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 23:23:51-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A former Marion County Deputy Prosecutor is facing domestic battery related charges, according to police.

Jeremy Johnson was formally charged Wednesday with criminal confinement with moderate bodily injury, strangulation, domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old, and domestic battery, according to online court records.

Johnson was arrested by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IMPD Sgt. Grace Sibely said.

Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears requested a special prosecutor in the case, Michael Leffler, deputy communications director for the prosecutor's office said.

C. Michael Steiner was appointed as the special prosecutor in the case and filed formal charges Tuesday, Leffler said.

Steiner is a senior deputy prosecuting attorney in Lawrence County, according to the county's website.

Johnson resigned Wednesday prior to his arrest, Leffler said.