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November 30, 2012

Former WPD officer sentenced to 10 years

WASHINGTON — A former Washington police officer was sentenced Thursday in Daviess County Superior Court to 10 years executed in the Indiana Department of Corrections.

Harley D. Hagemeier, 39, of Washington, pleaded guilty on Nov. 15 to dealing in methamphetamine, a Class B felony. Charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of chemical reagents with intent to manufacture, maintaining a common nuisance, two counts of domestic battery, possession of paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

The presumptive sentence for a Class B felony is 10 years, but the judge has discretion to add up to 10 years for aggravating circumstances or subtract up to four years for mitigating circumstances.

“The sentence handed down by the judge reflects the seriousness of the offense and, in my opinion, took into account that the defendant was a former police officer who should have known better than to get involved with methamphetamine,” said Daviess County Prosecutor Dan Murrie.

Criminal charges were filed against Hagemeier on Sept. 17, 2010, after precursors were found at his home on Sugarland Road, in his truck and in a trailer he used on State Street.

The situation came to the attention of law enforcement when Hagemeier’s wife, Andrea, left him and he became aggressive at Griffith Elementary School and New Hope Christian Church while looking for his children. He was arrested at that time on the disorderly conduct and criminal mischief charges.

According to a probable cause affidavit in the case, after Hagemeier was taken to the Daviess County Security Center, Andrea informed deputies there might be drugs in their home. She asked officers to check the home and signed consent for a search. She also told Washington Police Department investigators she’d found powder and a glass pipe in her husband’s clothing the week before. In addition, according to the affidavit, there were descriptions of physical confrontations between the two.

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