Sheriff orders probe of county police officer
REGION: Jon Biter, husband of Nicole Jamrose, accused of being in Nashville instead of at deposition


This story ran on on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 12:34 AM CDT



CROWN POINT | A Lake County police officer who is the husband of a local country and western music singer is in hot water over allegations he was a no-show in Lake Criminal Court.

County Sheriff Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez said Tuesday he has ordered an internal investigation into allegations Officer Jon Biter was with his wife, Nicole Jamrose, a contestant on "Nashville Star," last April instead of helping prosecute an accused habitual criminal.

Dominguez declined further comment on the matter.

Biter appeared Tuesday morning before Lake Criminal Judge Salvador Vasquez to show cause why he shouldn't be held in contempt of court. His wife wasn't present.