ELKHART COUNTY — Dallard Tackett, a former Indiana State Police trooper was arrested Tuesday morning. He faces a host of charges for allegedly stealing state funds.
Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill said Tackett, who remains in police custody in lieu of $100,000 bond, will answer to charges stemming from allegations he embezzled more than $90,000.
Hill said in August Tackett “engaged in behavior that led to suspicions” regarding his handling of Indiana State Police funds.
The suspicions were reported to Indiana State Police and an investigation began on August 20.
Hill said Tackett resigned from his post the same day.
Tackett was then briefed by state police in early September, then weeks later an Elkhart County judge granted a request to freeze his assets.
An Indiana State Police investigation was completed in mid-October. Hill said his office reviewed the file.
Over a three year period, Tackett allegedly used his position as a Lieutenant and former Indiana Toll Road district commander for the Indiana State Police post in Bristol to transfer state funds into his own personal account.