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Two Morgantown residents face multiple charges


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The Bartholomew County Sheriff Department arrested Jonathan Harness, 43, Morgantown, at the Clarion Hotel parking lot at 10 p.m. Tuesday, after learning a warrant had been issued for his arrest on 10 separate counts. According to the warrant, he was arrested on charges of sexual battery, neglect of a dependent, four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, two counts of criminal deviate conduct and two counts of intimidation.

His wife, Buffy Harness, 44, was arrested on charges of neglect of a dependent, sexual battery, four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and two counts of criminal deviate conduct.

The couple’s two children, both adolescents, were found in a hotel room.

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