GREENWOOD, INDIANA – A former Southport police officer has been arrested in connection in the beating death of his girlfriend.
Michael V. Richards, 44, was arrested Thursday on preliminary charges of aggravated battery and involuntary manslaughter.
Richard’s live-in girlfriend, Michelle R. Andrews, 44, was found dead in her apartment June 2.
Autopsy results later confirmed that Andrews had died of blunt force trauma and that her death was a homicide, police said.
Richards was taken into custody without incident at Wheeler Mission in Indianapolis, where he was staying. He is being held at the Johnson County Jail on $28,000 bond.