Pendleton Corrections Officer arrested on Trafficking with an Inmate charges

Taylor Hardesty (Photo: Madison County Jail)

PENDLETON (WTHR) - A Correctional Officer at the Pendleton Correctional Facility has been arrested on preliminary charges of Trafficking with an Inmate and Bribery.

Indiana State Police investigators say off-duty Correctional Officer Taylor Hardesty dropped his car off at the prison to have the brakes repaired. Investigators say they found more than 100 cell phones, sealed in bags, inside the car.

Photo: Indiana State Police

After an investigation, Hardesty was found at a home on the south side of Indianapolis. He was arrested and is currently held in the Madison County Jail.