Loogootee Officer Shoots Himself After His Arrest This Week

AKLES Photo: Loogootee Police Department

Photo: Loogootee Police Department

Loogootee (NNDC) – A former Loogootee police officer has apparently committed suicide after being arrested earlier this week on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor and patronizing a prostitute.

Arrested was 51-year old Glen Akles (pictured).

The Martin County Sheriff’s Department says Akles was arrested Wednesday night after a joint investigation with the Indiana Department of Child Services.

Police say Akles apparently shot himself shortly after 4:00PM Thursday at his home.

He was taken to Jasper’s Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead about two hours later.

MCSD says Akles was a Loogootee police officer for several years. He resigned about three months ago after he was arrested for allegedly furnishing alcohol to a minor.

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