Butler Officer Arrested On Battery Charges

Ex-Girlfriend Says He Restrained Her, Took Away Her Cell Phone

A Butler University police officer has been assigned to administrative duties after his arrest on battery charges.

Sgt. Glenn Alan Criswell was arrested by Henry County Sheriff's Department deputies on Saturday.

Criswell's ex-girlfriend told police that he had restrained her and that he took her cell phone when she tried to call 911. She said Criswell had been stalking her and had stolen her dog.

Criswell was preliminarily charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery and one count of interfering with reporting a crime.

Butler police officials said the department is conducting its own investigation into the incident.