LAPORTE COUNTY - The firings of three LaPorte County jail guards appear to have been triggered by a letter from a former jail inmate that arrived at the jail on September 27. LaPorte County Sheriff, Mike Mollenhauer, says inmate James Mrozinski wrote the letter to a female guard.
Mrozinski is no longer at the jail in LaPorte. He was transferred to a state prison facility in July. The letter referenced a relationship between the guard and inmate. Mollenhauer says there is no proof of sexual misconduct, but he says the guard did traffic in contraband with the inmate. Two fellow guards were fired for "intercepting and exploiting evidence." In this case, the "evidence" was that inmate letter.
"It was like a disgruntled lover. He wanted to stay in contact with her and was upset it wasn't happening evidently," said Mollenhauer.
A jail official confirms that the guards fired are Tiffany Marshall, Angela Meyer, and Kevin Scurlock. Jail Commander, Scott Bell, says that the trio were veteran employees who had worked at the jail between five and 11 years with no prior issues during their employment.