Kasey Noel arrested on multiple felony charges in Clark County

Jeffersonville, Indiana – In a series of events that have shaken the community of Clark County, Indiana, the Noel family faces increasing legal challenges. Kasey Noel, the latest member of the family to be implicated, found herself in court facing multiple felony charges. Her arrest adds to the mounting pressure on the family, previously known for its significant role in local law enforcement and fire service management.

Kasey Noel, daughter of former Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel and Misty Noel, was arrested last Friday and faces five counts of theft and four counts of tax evasion. After spending the weekend in jail, she appeared in Clark County Circuit Court, where the judge set her bond at $20,000 on Monday morning. Despite the circumstances, she managed to post bond by Monday afternoon, declaring her innocence by pleading not guilty to all charges.

The prosecution, led by Special Prosecutor Ric Hertel, suggested a higher bond between $30,000 and $40,000, citing concerns over potential leaks of sealed information to the Noel family about their impending arrests. However, after a private discussion between both parties, the judge offered a choice between a $20,000 cash bond or a $5,000 surety bond with an ankle monitor. Kasey’s attorney opted for the former.

Kasey was deemed a “moderate” risk by the Indiana Risk Assessment System, partly because she was unemployed at the time of her arrest, despite her attorney’s claims of imminent employment. Her next court appearance is scheduled for April 9, with a trial date set for August 20.

The legal woes for the Noel family extend beyond Kasey. Jamey Noel, the former UTVFA CEO and fire chief, faces 25 felony charges, including theft, tax evasion, and corrupt business practices. Misty Noel, Kasey’s mother, is also facing 10 felony charges related to theft and tax evasion. Both have pleaded not guilty.

The investigation, which began in June 2023, revealed misuse of funds, including personal purchases made with Utica Township Volunteer Fire Fighter Association (UTVFA) credit cards and failure to report income on taxes. Allegations also involve Jamey Noel fathering a child with a former councilwoman and misusing UTVFA funds for personal gain, including a scheme involving vehicle trades and sales for personal benefit.

Additionally, a petition has been filed to reopen the estate of Jamey’s brother, Leon Noel, with accusations that Jamey defrauded his nieces and nephews of over $50,000, further complicating the family’s legal troubles.

As the community watches closely, the unfolding legal drama surrounding the Noel family highlights significant concerns over public trust and accountability in local government and public service institutions.

Sonja Hill

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