PULASKI COUNTY, Ind. --- A Pulaski County councilman — running for re-election this year — is arrested for multiple felony charges.
Brian Young, who currently represents District Three for the county, was served an arrest warrant earlier this afternoon.
Young still holds his seat on the council, despite his arrest.
While council members knew about an investigation, they don’t know how felony charges could affect the upcoming election.
“It’s always a shock to see that one of your fellow council members has you know had some problem come up that we’ll have to deal with," said Kenneth Boswell, Pulaski Council President.
About three months ago, Pulaski County Council President Kenneth Boswell, learned about a pending investigation into fellow councilmember Brian Young.
Something Boswell’s never seen in his 6 years on the council.
“There was some, some people, bits of some allegations that the precinct that Mr. Young has sought his seat in was not where he was residing and living," said Boswell.
Young faces four felony charges -- voting outside precinct, perjury, theft, and official misconduct.
Young has already announced his run for re-election. Pulaski County officials are still figuring out whether the charges affect whether he’s eligible for a county seat.
“Since his names on the ballot it cannot be removed at this point in time, so his name would stay on the ballot. I do not know, I’ve got some phone calls in to our party chair and stuff to find out," said Boswell.
Two judges from Pulaski County have already recused themselves.
A judge from La Porte County will serve as a special judge in this case.
Boswell says the County Council is learning from this, and believes Young is innocent until proven guilty.
“We will be working as we’ve done in the past to continue making good decisions for Pulaski County and until there’s a change in seat we’ll just continue on with the business of Pulaski County," said Boswell.
Out of the three candidates running in District Three -- young is the only Republican.
Abc57 has reached out to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s and Prosecutors Office for more details on his arrest.