Jennings Co. commissioner faces felony charges

Bob Willhite (Provided photo/Jennings County Sheriff's Department)

JENNINGS CO., Ind. (WISH) – A Jennings County commissioner turned himself in to the county jail Monday.

24-Hour News 8 news partner The Columbus Republic reports Robert “Bob” Willhite was preliminarily charged with theft and official misconduct. He told the newspaper he’s not guilty.

Willhite says he is not sure if he will continue to serve as a county commissioner. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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