According to the police report and court records, Wetzel was arrested and booked into the Warren County Jail. He appeared in Warren County Court Monday morning.
A temporary protection order was issued. The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office declined to suggest a bond, indicating it would be seeking a special prosecutor.
Wetzel, a longtime police officer in Lebanon, was released on a “signature bond.”
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An arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 22.
Lebanon Police Chief Jeff Mitchell said Wetzel has been placed on administrative leave and relieved of his duties while the case is pending.