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Jail guard fired

Jessica Cuffman • Jul 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM

A Huron County jail guard was fired last week after supervisors discovered she was “fraternizing” with an inmate, Huron County Chief Deputy Ted Patrick said.       

Lindsey Miles, of New London, was fired after just 10 months on the job.  

“There was some evidence she was fraternizing with an inmate, passing notes and having conversations,” Patrick said. “That’s absolutely against our policies and procedures, and she was fired for that.”

Deputies wouldn’t immediately say who tipped them off to the alleged relationship. When supervisors caught wind, they called Miles in for an interview and she admitted to some improprieties, which included phone calls to the inmate in jail while Miles was off duty.  

“It was clear to us she was in violation of policies and procedures,” Patrick said.

Supervisors are still conducting an internal investigation, which should be completed this week.

Patrick declined to identify the inmate Monday, citing the ongoing investigation.

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