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Built o​n the cornerstones of accountability, efficiency, professionalism, and therefore excellence, the Sheriff's Office consists of over 1,100 employees. These outstanding Civilians and Deputies serve public safety in the Jail Division, Communications Division, Civil Division, Administration Division, and Criminal Division. Since 1822, the Marion County Sheriff's Office has dedicated its personnel to better serve and protect the citizens of Marion County.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Alleged Child Molester Dies of Apparent Suicide

The Marion County Sheriff's Office reports that alleged child molester Cortland Wade Mcgrown, 32 years of age, was discovered unresponsive in his jail cell on the evening of June 20 as the result of an apparent suicide.  McGrown was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

McGrown, a resident of Indianapolis, was being held on a bond of $50,000 for four counts of child molestation, all felonies.  In addition to his current custody stay, McGrown had been incarcerated in the jail on five other occasions, once in 2010 and four times in 2011.

No formal determination has yet been made as to the cause of death.  The incident is considered a death investigation.  The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department conducts death investigations in Marion County and will make the formal determination as to the nature of the death.