Huron County jail guard fired after relationship with inmate

Sheriff discovers woman had been exchanging letters and placing phone calls with inmate.
Scott Seitz2
Jul 10, 2013

 

A Huron County corrections officer has been fired after having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate.

Lindsey Miles, who had been employed at the sheriff's office for about 10 months, was terminated late last week by Sheriff Dane Howard.

"She was exchanging letters and placing phone calls with an inmate which is a violation of policy," Howard said. "This information came to me early last week that she (Miles) had been conducting this relationship with the inmate for almost two months."

The sheriff said Miles was still a probationary employee because she had been at the HCSO for less than a year.

"I interviewed her myself and felt it necessary for the security and sanctity of the jail to let her go," Howard said.

Howard said these types of events don't take place too often.

"There have been other things over the years and I can't really speculate what happens at other people's facilities," he said. "We do our very best to monitor it."

Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said Miles had placed money in an inmate's account so he could call her on her friend's phone.

"That is against our policy," he said. "She funded those phone calls."

Patrick added inmates cannot receive phone calls.

As to how Miles' supervisors learned of the relationship and if any other officers knew about that relationship, that still is under investigation, Patrick said.

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Korrupttown88

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remarkable

Hard to believe women are still falling for this guy's lies. He starts a new Facebook page with a new woman taking care of him, and now he is a new man. I hope her family will be there for her when she wakes up one day and has lost every thing. The process has already started.

ms.smarttypants

The process started with me and believe me everyone in Norwalk knows everyone's business. I literally lost everything because ofShane. Yes I made the poor decisions but he helped me along.

saxkris

looks like they belong together

onegirlarmy

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onegirlarmy

lmao

Dusty

First they snatch her gun, then they snatch her heart. That's a old photo guy she don't look near that good now.

Whopper2013

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BeckaJ

Seriously do you have a life? How do you even know anything about this girl? Oh wait you don't.

votelibertarian
Dusty

Here's another story about her http://www.norwalkreflector.com/...

I_wonder

So, will there be a public advertisement for a replacement? Curious to see how the open position is filled.

Whopper2013

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votelibertarian

very true

nikki6279

The other one who has a relationship with the cop... that had a domestic violence issue should have been fired to.

Whopper2013

there is a big difference between dating a cop(guilty or not)who works for another department and dating an incarcerated convict when you are a guard in the jail where that convict is housed.

BeckaJ

For information she was not dating an inmate they had only exchanged notes this hardly qualifies as dating!

YAWWNN

Only passing notes huh? Please feel free to visit both of their facebook pages. Both say they are in a relationship with each other and have pictures of them and his kids together. I'd say it's went farther than just dating.

TuffNutts2011

Not the best way to end your career.

truckin

Sure young women and old alike, seem to have always been attracted to the "bad boy". But this is a case of youth grown with the entitlement thinking... Laws are for the people, not us.. Wonder how that form of thinking came to mind?? Wouldn't have anything to do with our current political mindset? would it?

ferball14

Just a squirrel trying to get a nut....I see no laws that have been broke. I understand why it's against policy but I see nothing wrong with it as long as she still performs her job the way she is supposed to. Yeah it could lead to bad things and that's why she got feces canned before it happened but all in all what's the big deal? Who cares who she is in a relationship with. Hey Lindsey, look me up when you are single again....I see nothing wrong here.

jamie9700

Not the best way to end a career, either...

nikki6279

She was inspired by a cop who was killed by a druggie to become a cop... then she ends up with a druggie?

votelibertarian

It makes since if you don't think about it.

noregrets_44857

What a disgrace. Does she honestly believe she will have any kind of life with this man. YUCK

Sarrak

There could be, and likely is, more to this story. Sheriff Howard should be cautious about firing and then trashing female former employees. That has a way of coming back to bite you.

Love1610

2907.03 Sexual battery

(6) The other person is in custody of law or a patient in a hospital or other institution, and the offender has supervisory or disciplinary authority over the other

(11) The other person is confined in a detention facility, and the offender is an employee of that detention facility.

I think further investigation should be done. I would bet she did more then put money on his account. This is no different than a male teacher having consensual sex with a 18 year old female student and the teacher being charged with this crime.
Laws apply to the act and not the gender of the offender!!!

humpty_dumpty

why i dont really condone what she does i think its not as bad as a officer smacking his woman around getting away with it

smalltown_lotso...

Maybe she can get a job with the Norwalk police....

humpty_dumpty

heres my prob with it cop lets murderer go CHECK KEEP JOB- cop slaps woman around CHECK KEEP JOB female empluyee rites inmate a letter FIRED. not saying she should done it i could saw few weeks suspension but i think to fire her is harsh

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