(CARLISLE) – On Wednesday, February 5th an allegation was made against former Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) Correctional Sergeant Jeremy McGlynn that he had battered an offender at the correctional facility.
On the same date as the allegation Correctional Police Officers and staff with the IDOC Investigations and Intelligence initiated an investigation and McGlynn was also placed on suspension.
The investigation developed information that substantiated the allegation a battery had occurred. The investigation was presented to the Sullivan County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday, February 7th. After reviewing the investigation the Prosecutor’s Office issued a warrant for the arrest of McGlynn on Friday, February 14th alleging official misconduct, a Level 6 felony, and battery, a Class C misdemeanor.
McGlynn was arrested the result of the warrant on Sunday, February 16th and was booked into the Sullivan County Jail. He was later released after posting bond.
Wabash Valley Correctional Facility Warden Richard Brown commented, “We take allegations of abuse of offenders very seriously, as evidenced by the rapid initiation of an investigation and suspension of the accused correctional officer.” Brown continued, “We have a responsibility to ourselves, and the offenders we are responsible for, to hold our staff to a high standard of professionalism. While that standard was not met in this case, our definitive action demonstrates we hold our personnel accountable.”
McGlynn began employment with the Indiana Department of Correction on January 9, 2017. He was most recently working as a correctional officer supervisor at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility until his employment was terminated on February 9, 2020.