Arrest photo of Anttrianna Stokes, 23 of Elkhart, IN

Bunker Hill, IN – An Elkhart woman is facing charges of Trafficking w/inmate, Dealing Sch. I, II, or III Controlled Substance, and False Identity Statement following her arrest at the Miami Correctional Facility on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

According to a press release from the facility, Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) Office of Investigations and Intelligence (OII) was contacted by facility staff on Sunday regarding an attempted trafficking incident during an offender visit. Anttrianna Stokes, had arrived at the facility at approximately 4:00 p.m. to visit Offender Stevonta Hill DOC# 266117. According to the release, Ms. Stokes was in possession of a Snickers bar containing 418 Suboxone strips.

MCF Warden William Hyatte confirmed the arrest of Anttrianna Stokes of Elkhart. “I could not be prouder of the visitation staff that found the contraband and alerted Investigations staff. This teamwork is the strong foundation in ensuring the safety and security at the facility”.

Ms. Stokes entered the facility by presenting an Illinois driver’s license with a false name. At approximately 4:40 p.m., Stokes handed visitation staff members multiple foot items to be inspected by them and given to Hill to take back to his cell. While inspecting the food items, Staff noticed a Snickers Bar with “abnormal physical characteristics.” Upon further inspection of the bar, staff discovered several bundles of orange colored substances wrapped in plastic inside.

Photo of Amber Scott of Indianapolis

BUNKER HILL, IN– Warden William Hyatte confirms that a female visitor was arrested at the Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) yesterday for conspiring to traffic with offenders.

The Division of Investigations and Intelligence at Miami Correctional received intelligence suspecting Amber Scott of Indianapolis, of trafficking narcotics to an offender during visitation. Information was discovered during a phone call between Amber Scott and an offender by investigations staff. It was also discovered that Ms. Scott had an active warrant out of Howard County.

Ms. Scott was taken into custody by a Correctional Police Officer on the warrant when she came to visit. Investigators interviewed her about possessing contraband during the interview and she admitted to having it on her person. Investigations recovered a small amount of methamphetamine, heroin, and Xanax pills. She also admitted to staff that she had narcotics and drug paraphernalia in her vehicle. Investigation staff, with the help of an MCF K-9 member, additionally found syringes, heroin, and methamphetamine in her vehicle.

Arrest photo of Kelly Edwards, 54 of Peru

BUNKER HILL, IN – Yesterday Correctional Police, Investigations and Intelligence, and custody staff were crucial in the arrest of Aramark employee at Miami Correctional Facility (MCF).

Ms. Kelly Edwards was stopped coming in the back gate and questioned about a Styrofoam container. When she was removing the bread from the container a vacuumed sealed package which appeared to have loose tobacco and a pack of cigarettes was visible. MCF Correctional Police Officers took possession of the container's contents. Ms. Edwards was taken to an interview room where she agreed to be interviewed. She was read her Miranda Rights and then admitted to trafficking with an offender in exchange for money.

She was arrested and taken to Miami County Jail for Trafficking with an Inmate (Level 5 Felony). Ms. Edward is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Per Warden Hyatte on the arrest, “I am proud of the persistence the investigations and custody staff have displayed. Contraband interdiction is a top priority in the facility.”


BUNKER HILL, IN – On November 1, 2018, at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) Mailroom staff were exposed to an unknown substance located on a piece of incoming mail. Four (4) staff members were rushed to Duke Memorial Hospital in Peru for evaluation and treatment. All staff members are considered stable at this time. No offenders were exposed to the unknown substance.

Due to the quick response of on-duty medical staff and MCF support staff, the staff exposed to the unknown substance were quickly assessed and treated before being sent to the hospital. Safety/Hazard Manager Josh Phillips reported a response team for the Indiana Department of Correction is currently on scene at MCF and has the situation under control. Also responding to provide support was the Grissom Fire Department, Dukes EMS, and Indiana State Police. This incident is still under investigation and further information will be forthcoming as it becomes available.

Arrest photo of Brigette McMeeken, 28, of  Kokomo

BUNKER HILL, IN – Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) Warden William Hyatte reports former employee Brigette McMeeken was arrested on October 24, 2018, for Sexual Misconduct.

McMeeken turned herself in at the Miami County Jail yesterday after being informed by an MCF Correctional Police Officer that a warrant was issued for her arrest. McMeeken was arrested without incident and was charged with Indiana Criminal code 35-44.1-3-10(b) Sexual Misconduct, a Level 5 felony. Her bond was set at $10,000. 

During an investigation at MCF, Correctional Caseworker McMeeken was questioned about fraternizing and possible physical contact with an offender. McMeeken acknowledged that she created a JPay account so an offender and she could correspond. McMeeken was asked during questioning about any physical contact. McMeeken explained during questioning that she and an offender, which was under her supervision, engaged in sexual intercourse.

BUNKER HILL, IN – Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) Warden William Hyatte is pleased to recognize several staff that received quarterly awards at the recent recall meeting.

J. Hayes photo

Janet Hayes, who received the Non-Custody Employee of the Quarter, has worked for Miami Correctional Facility for five years in the packet room. She is known for being a team player as she is always on top of the “Out-to-Court” paperwork, transfers, and endless filing which can sometimes become a workload all on its’ own. She is responsible for managing the office and providing direction to the other staff that work in the packet room alongside of her. A co-worker said this about her, “She has become the glue that holds us together. When it comes down to successfully completing all the different jobs, she steps up to the plate and makes sure that we get everything done.”


BUNKER HILL, IN“Congratulations to all our staff who worked so hard to get us to this point,” Warden William Hyatte said on Thursday.

On Monday, October 1, 2018, corrections experts gathered in Bunker Hill for a reaccreditation audit of the Miami Correctional Facility. The auditors spent three days touring this Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) facility, speaking with staff and inmates, and reviewing files.

They compared every aspect of facility operations to the national standards set by the American Correctional Association (ACA).

Hyatte praised his staff when the auditors announced the final score, saying the facility passed 100 percent of the mandatory standards and 98.19 percent of the non-mandatories. The next step for Warden Hyatte is to appear before the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections at the ACA Winter Conference in January for the final vote on reaccreditation.

Arrest photo of Jason Jones, 38 of Kokomo, IN

Bunker Hill, IN – A Kokomo man faces charges of Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking W/Inmates following an investigation by the Indiana Department Of Correction. The investigation began with the arrest of Correctional Officer Talleigha Titus on June 29, 2018, at the facility. You can read our coverage of that arrest by clicking HERE.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the Miami County Prosecutor's Office, On June 29, 2018, at approximately 5:30 a.m., Correctional Officer Titus attempted to smuggle two packages to an inmate at the Miami Correctional Facility. She was stopped by Correctional Police Officer L. Harbaugh and admitted she had two packages that she agreed to smuggle inside the facility for $1,000. Inside those packages were fourteen (14) suboxone strips and over 28 grams of methamphetamine.

Titus told Officer Harbaugh that the packages had been placed in her truck the night before by someone the inmate had “hooked up with her.” Titus reported that she never spoke with the subject who delivered the drugs and that all communication with that person was via text messages.