PENDLETON, Ind. (WISH) — A correctional officer was arrested this week at the Pendleton Correctional Facility, officials confirmed.
According to a release from the Indiana Department of Correction, Theresa Zuchowski was questioned by officers on Tuesday. They say during a search of her personal property, two cell phones were found. Zuchowski was then arrested and transported to the Madison County Jail.
Zuchowski, who officials say was hired as a correctional officer in September of this year, is facing preliminary charges of trafficking with an offender, a Level 5 felony.
Superintendent Dushan Zatecky released this statement with the news of Zuchowski’s arrest:
“Our staff work in difficult, often volatile situations and this lone person should not diminish the perception the citizens have of our staff, who are hard-working individuals and provide a vital role in protecting our communities. I stand by our staff and will refer for prosecution those who choose to put their co-workers and others in dangerous situations for their own selfish greed. I would like to commend our Information and Investigations unit, along with Indiana State Police Detective, Bob May, on a successful arrest.”