Corrections officer sentenced for conspiring to sell gun to an inmate

He also admitted to arranging to sell a firearm to a current inmate.

Posted: Feb 22, 2019 11:40 AM
Updated: Feb 22, 2019 11:44 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Tippecanoe County correctional officer was sentenced for conspiring to illegally sell a handgun and trafficking with an inmate.

Braden Tolle, 27, will spend one year in the Indiana Department of Corrections. He'll also serve one year in Tippecanoe County Community Corrections and one year on probation.

Court documents said Tolle admitted to delivering "two to three pouches" of chewing tobacco to inmates. He said it happened twice to two different inmates.

Deputies said they also found messages on Tolle's cell phone discussing the transfer of money. They also said Tolle admitted to arranging to sell a firearm to a current inmate.

Tolle also stated another individual gave him part of the money for the firearm.

Court documents say the inmate was going to buy a gun from Tolle, and he was going to obtain the gun once he was released.

According to court documents, Tolle told deputies corrections officer, Bryan Ball, played a roll in the gun transfer.

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