Shirley man and woman arrested on child abuse charges.
From the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley and Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland
On March 22nd, 2017, 52 year old Richard Roesch of Shirley and 46 year old Martha Roesch of Shirley was arrest on charges of child abuse by Deputies from the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office. After a several week long investigation of alleged child mistreatment by Department of Human Service and Investigator from the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office, a warrant from the Prosecuting Attorneys Office was obtained. Richard and Martha Roesch are being charged with felony Battery in the 1st degree and misdemeanor Battery in the 3rd degree. Both Richard and Martha are currently incarcerated at the Van Buren County Detention Center on $250,000.00 each bond.