No radio traffic was ever recorded in connection with the investigation, according to a records request made to the sheriff’s office. Two cell phone calls were made to dispatch by Young once he was already on scene after receiving Sgt. Underwood’s call. Both calls to dispatch regarded background information on Kelly, his wife and Sgt. Underwood.
As previously indicated by the sheriff in a January interview about upgrades to his office’s radio system, office policy indicates deputies should contact dispatch before responding to the scene, preferably through the radio system. BCI did not indicate if this breach would be part of its investigation. Kelly said he could not comment on an ongoing investigation.
The News-Sun also reviewed nine months of email correspondence from Kelly, Sgt. Underwood and Pam Underwood. The emails, provided by the sheriff’s office in print and digital form, included nearly 1,500 pages, none of which could be correlated to the domestic dispute.
The sheriff contacted the prosecutor to look into the incident since it involved public employees. It’s unclear when the investigation could conclude.