Accused Edgewood officer’s pay stopped

(Provided Photo/ Madison County Jail)

EDGEWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — An Edgewood police officer accused of operating while intoxicated in a crash that killed one man and badly injured a pregnant woman won’t be paid while he’s suspended from the job, 24-Hour News 8 news partner The Herald Bulletin reports.

James Foutch has been suspended since the April 6 crash that killed Jesse Sperry. His wife, who was nine months pregnant, was injured and had to have an emergency delivery. The mom and baby were recently reunited.

On Monday, the Edgewood Town Council unanimously voted to put Foutch on unpaid leave. The council said in a prepared statement it would hold off on any other actions until Foutch’s legal case was complete. 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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