Corrections officer arrested



A correctional officer at the Southwestern Regional Jail (SWRJ) in Holden has been arrested on allegations that he smuggled drugs into the jail.

On June 7, the Regional Jail Authority contacted members of the US Route 119 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force regarding controlled substances and contraband being smuggled into the SWRJ.

Through investigation, the Task Force was able to utilize the evidence to reportedly determine that Jeremy Keith Brown, 26, of Amherstdale, had transported tobacco, marijuana and suboxone into the SWRJ.

Brown is charged with delivery of a controlled substance, transporting a controlled substance into a state correctional facility and conspiracy. If Brown is found guilty on all charges he could be forced to spend between four and 20 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $30,000 in fines.

• A man from the McConnell area was arrested May 21 after he reportedly used a stolen credit card.

In his criminal complaint, Senior Trooper B.A. Lowe reports, Phillip Brian Kitchen, 37, of McConnell, broke into a car April 29, 2015 and took a credit card from the vehicle. Kitchen is also reportedly accused of fraudulently using the credit card at three separate locations on a total of $113.81 worth of goods.

Kitchen is charged with three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and entering an automobile without breaking. If Kitchen is found guilty on all charges, he could be forced to spend up to four years in state correctional facility and pay up to $2,600 in fines. Bond was set to $50,000.

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Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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