A West Terre Haute Police officer is on paid administrative leave following his arrest in a domestic violence incident over the weekend.
Jonathan Stevens Sr., 41, appeared in Vigo Superior Court 4 this morning where Judge Christopher Newton set his bond at $10,000, 10 percent allowed.
Another hearing is set for Thursday in the Level 6 felony case. Stevens was ordered to have no contact with the victim while the case is pending.
Stevens was arrested Saturday night in connection with an off-duty incident.
West Terre Haute Police Chief William Bark attended the court hearing and declined to comment about the investigation, which is being handled by the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department.
Bark said Stevens has been with the police department more than five years. He declined to comment on any prior disciplinary actions involving Stevens.
A special meeting of the town council could be called to take action on the status of Stevens, Bark said, but no meeting date had been set as of this morning.
The police chief said he placed Stevens on administrative leave, but council action is required to make the leave unpaid.