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Indiana Department Of Corrections Employee Arrested For Trafficking
Updated May 11, 2017 7:05 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(PENDLETON) - A correctional officer with the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) was arrested Tuesday afternoon as the result of a joint investigation between Department of Corrections Internal Affairs Officers and the Indiana State Police.

The events started earlier Tuesday when IDOC investigators contacted Detective Bob May at the Pendleton Post a little after 8 a.m.

Investigators advised Detective May they had discovered more than 100 cell phones concealed in an employee's car that was inside the Pendleton Correctional Facility. The car had been driven into the prison, with permission, and dropped off by off-duty Correctional Officer 23-year-old Taylor Hardesty of Indianapolis to have the brakes repaired. Hardesty was to return later to pick up his repaired car.

Indiana State Police Detective Bob May lfound Hardesty at a home of an acquaintance on the south side of Indianapolis Tuesday afternoon.

Detective May arrested Hardesty and brought back to Madison County where he was incarcerated on charges of trafficking with an Inmate, Level 5 felony, and bribery, Level 5 felony.

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