LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Fairfield Township Trustee Taletha Coles' boyfriend accused her late Monday of hitting him and stealing his cell phone.
Lafayette police say it happened after an argument at Coles' home on Roberts Street in Lafayette.
Sgt. Ian O'Shields says Coles' followed her boyfriend to a local bar, where the argument continued.
O'Shields says the boyfriend pulled his car over as after the two drove separately back to Coles' house. That's where he says Coles again confronted him, reached into his car and stole his cell phone.
Back at Coles' home, her boyfriend says the trustee grabbed his shirt and hit him in the back. That's when he went to Lafayette Police Department to file a police report.
O'Shields says Coles made a counterclaim that her boyfriend hit her. But neither of them showed obvious injuries and no one was arrested.
In an email to News 18, Coles says "there was no theft" and also denied hitting her boyfriend.
"There was not marks found, there was not on him because I didn’t touch him but I have bruises and scrapes all over me," she wrote in the email.
As News 18 previously reported, Coles is facing scrutiny by elected officials, former employees and others regarding her management of the township.