A former Zionsville Police and Lebanon School resource officer was sentenced to a year of probation.
Charles “Scott” Abbot, 50, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of invasion of privacy last week, and Boone Circuit Court Judge Lori Schein sentenced him to the year of probation.
The charged stemmed from Abbott’s ex-wife reporting that he approached her from an alley in October 2018, despite a protective order that prohibited his contact with her, according to court records. Abbott, of Zionsville, “came out of nowhere,” according to court records.
Amanda Rowe drove behind Jaema Abbott’s home and stopped the car, but Scott Abbott pulled up to Abbott’s door as she excited and asked about her day, her mother and her health, Jaema Abbot reportedly told police.
Rowe and Jaema Abbott said she did not talk to him but only nodded and got back into Rowe’s car, and then he left voluntarily, according to court records.
Jaema Abbott called 911 because an ex parte protective order prohibiting his contacting her is in place after their divorce, according to court records.
Scott Abbot filed for divorce in July 2017 and it became final in April 2018, according to court records. They were married in 2007.
Scott Abbott was a school resource officer for the Lebanon Community School Corporation after his retirement from the Zionsville Police Department in February 2018.
He worked at Harney Elementary School but resigned from the school corporation in late October 2018 for personal reasons, Jen Todderud, LCSC public relations coordinator, said, adding, “We appreciate his service and wish him well.”
Abbott joined ZPD as a patrolman in January 1997 and retired as a sergeant in February 2018. During that time he was a school resource officer, special response team member, K-9 handler, and an instructor of defensive tactics, active shooters and Tasers.