Dearborn/Ohio County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens announced that a Rising Sun Police officer who was convicted of voter fraud charges has been sentenced.
43-year old Lowell (Ross) Colen was sentenced by Judge James Humphrey in Ohio County Circuit Court today. Colen pleaded guilty to 4 counts of voter fraud (level 6 felonies) in November 2016. Judge Humphrey sentenced Colen to 1 year of incarceration and 185 days of probation.
Judge Humphrey issued a stay on the sentence to allow Colen to have a medical procedure. He is to report to jail on May 1, 2017.
Prosecutor Deddens thanked Indiana State Police Detectives Tom Baxter and Grant Martin for their thorough investigation.