Inmate released, re-arrested after breaking into police car

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A female inmate ended up back behind bars at the Marion County Jail on Thanksgiving less than an hour after she was released. Her new charge: breaking into a deputy’s patrol car outside the jail’s front door.

Jail records show 21-year-old Shaday Gamble was arrested last Wednesday on preliminary felony battery and misdemeanor criminal trespassing charges. She was released from the jail on her own recognizance following an initial court hearing the next day.

But, less than an hour later deputies were notified that someone was attempting to break into an unmarked black Dodge Charger patrol car left parked in front of the jail on South Alabama Street. According to a police report obtained by I-Team 8, deputies saw the car’s emergency lights flashing and “immediately recognized the individual as a female we had just released from the jail not even 60 minutes prior.”

The report identifies the female as Gamble.

Fearing Gamble may have found a weapon inside the vehicle, officers approached it with guns drawn, the report states. After seeing that she was unarmed, officers attempted to coax her out of the car, but she was uncooperative. One deputy used a handheld stun gun on Gamble’s left shoulder for two seconds in order to subdue her, according to the police report.

She was placed into handcuffs and re-arrested on preliminary felony charges of unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle, auto theft and resisting law enforcement. Jail records show Gamble was released on $500 bond on Saturday. All three charges were dropped on Tuesday, according to court records.

An MCSO spokesperson said the deputy “reported that the vehicle was locked,” but that prosecutors dropped the charges against Gamble “since there was no damage and nothing taken from the vehicle.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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