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Village president could face charges

Centreville’s village president could face charges after his son and son’s girlfriend were arrested earlier this month.

Evidence from a six-week investigation indicates village president Jeff Johnson knew about warrants and drug involvement specific to his son, Jeffrey Charles Johnson, and his son’s girlfriend, Karissa Baltz.

The couple was living in the village president’s home.

Centreville Police Chief Luke Delcourt had spoken with the elder Johnson on three different occasions about the son and girlfriend, according to police. Besides arresting the couple, Delcourt has requested charges against the village president, including harboring a fugitive.

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said the investigation into possible charges against Johnson has been turned over to the state police.

Jeffrey Charles Johnson, 42, and Baltz, 39, were arraigned June 13 in St. Joseph County District Court on charges of possession of methamphetamine and credit card/ATM fraud, following a traffic stop June 11.

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