Fields' mug shot from Dearborn County Sheriff's Office
AURORA, IN (FOX19) -
Police Chief Bryan Fields was arrested Sunday for domestic battery.
Dearborn County officers responded to reports of a domestic
disturbance at Fields' home around 4 a.m. Fields, 42, and his wife Holly, 42,
were engaged in physical confrontation when police arrived at their home on
Holly Fields was transported to Dearborn County Hospital. The
extent of her injuries are unknown but Indiana State Police say she could also
be charged in the incident.
Bryan Fields was arrested on a preliminary charge of misdemeanor
On Wednesday, the Board of Works for Aurora held a brief meeting,
issuing a notice of discipline to Fields.
notice states that before Fields can be suspended without pay for more
than five days, Fields must be given the opportunity for a hearing. Fields has
five days to decide if he desires a hearing. If Fields does opt for a hearing,
it will be held on January 9 at 8:30 a.m.
he does not request a hearing, the Board of Works and Public Safety will meet
to consider how to discipline him.
has been ordered to surrender any police
department equipment or property in his possession to Interim Chief of Police,
This is not the first time an Aurora Police officer has been in
trouble with the law. In 2009, officer Dana Cotton was accused of stealing
money from the city and in 2010, Aurora's Assistant Chief Dennis Lewis
was charged with child solicitation.