INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Marion County Sheriff's deputies arrested one of their own afteran undercover operation. Now, a deputy who worked as a guard at thejail, is himself behind bars.
"You know there is 775 deputy sheriff's in this department fulltime police officers and when one gets out of line the other 774don't care for it," Col. John Layton with the Marion Co. Sheriff'sDepartment said,
When women complained about that one sheriff's deputy, PaulWagner, fellow deputies began a month long investigation.
Wagner worked part-time security at a Speedway gas station onthe city's east side. Investigators say female Speedway customerscomplained Wagner tried to solicit them for sex on severaloccassions. Detectives worked with one of the women whocomplained.
"He had known her from being in there before actually she wasthe complainant to the Sheriff's department, one of the maincomplainants and upon the two of them having conversation heoffered goods for sexual favors," explained Col. Layton.
Those goods were a pack of cigarettes and a soft drink.
"Its very unfortunate because he was in the sheriff's uniformwhich that is the reason there is a charge of official misconductbesides the patronizing a prostitute," Col. Layton said.
Paul Wagner is now suspended without pay. Next week he faces acourt appearance and an internal investigation.
Snow that moved through Central Indiana this week has wrapped up, leaving some areas with more than 10 inches of snow.
Free bags of salt will be available to the public Saturday after snow moved through Central Indiana this week.
Police were searching for suspects early Saturday morning in connection to a burglary that occurred on the city's north side.