The charges come two months after the former county highway superintendent was arrested for a similar scheme.
The Owen County coroner said Tuesday that 31-year-old Mason Johnson II of Spencer died from a single gunshot to his head.
The decision to fire Joe Pettijohn comes after commissioners initially decided to suspend him with pay for two weeks following his arrest.
Pettijohn is accused of using a middle man to sell a piece of equipment from the county and profiting from the deal.
The White River is currently registering between 19.5 and 20 feet high, but is expected to rise to between 22 and 23 feet this weekend.
Kyle Parker could be sentenced during a Monday court hearing after he pleaded guilty to murder and kidnapping on Feb. 3.
Accelerants were found in several locations inside the home and its furnace was missing a gas valve.
The blast leveled a two-story brick home Wednesday afternoon.
Bloomington Animal Shelter took in 19 of more than 80 dogs rescued from a hoarding situation in Owen County.
The monument honors local military veterans, with bricks purchased by the families of nearly 1,190 veterans.