Shawnee Hills police chief charged with OVI

Credit: Village of Shawnee Hills

UPDATE: Prosecutor files motion to dismiss OVI case against Shawnee Hills police chief



Shawnee Hills police chief Russell Baron was arrested Tuesday night and charged with OVI, according to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said they pulled Baron over for a traffic stop near Dublin Road and Home Road in Concord Township around 10:30 p.m.

Baron’s attorney told 10TV his client cooperated with the sheriff’s office and Baron believes he did nothing wrong.

Baron agreed to a breathalyzer test, his attorney said.

His attorney shared a copy of the ticket with 10TV, and it shows Baron recorded a blood alcohol level of .04.

The ticket also shows Baron is accused of having an obstructed license plate.

After the arrest, the sheriff’s office said Baron was issued a summons to go to court. He was not booked into the jail.

According to the village of Shawnee Hills website, Baron has been a member of the Shawnee Hills Police Department since 2011.

He was promoted to chief in 2015 after overseeing patrol operations and serving as the liaison for their community policing programs.