About our Sheriff's Office

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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.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Suspect Arrested After Firing Gun While Being Chased By Deputies

On Friday, July 16, 2012, at 7:54 PM, Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office investigated a report of a suspicious male looking into an apartment window at the Hart's Landing Apartment Complex on East 44th Street. Deputy Daniel Majors witnessed the suspect attempted to stuff a handgun into his waistband.  The suspect was later identified as Jeffrey T. Amey, 21, of Indianapolis. Amey fled on foot running through the apartment complex carrying the handgun and ran into an apartment. address. The resident was inside the apartment when Amey entered.

While inside the apartment, Amey fired several shots. Several of the bullets fired by Amey nearly missed Deputy Majors. After shooting, Amey left the apartment and continued to flee. Deputy Jason Stump was able to apprehend Amey as he dropped his handgun he was carrying. Deputy Sheriffs then arrested Amey without incident.

After Jeffrey T. Amey was arrested, Deputies recovered suspected marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy from his pants pockets. Amey was transported to the Sheriff's Arrestee Processing Center for formal charging. Officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to assist the Sheriff Deputies with their investigation. Amey was arrested and charged for several violations:  possession of cocaine, pointing a firearm, resisting law enforcement, and possession of marijuana/hash/synthetic cannabinoid (all D Felonies); criminal recklessness (C Felony); and carrying a handgun without a license (A Misdemeanor).