Corrections officer arrested


Submitted photo / Donald Bennett

A Jennings County corrections officer on the job for three months found himself on the other side of the bars Thursday after an investigation into allegations he delivered a cellular telephone to an inmate in exchange for cash.

Donald Bennett, 24, of North Vernon, was booked into the jail at 5:28 p.m. Thursday on a Class D felony charge of trafficking with an inmate. Bennett was being held on $2,605 bond pending his initial hearing, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.

Bennett was arrested when he reported to duty Thursday, said Maj. Jerry Shepherd, who is the department’s public information officer.

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