Jail Cook Arrested for Sneaking Contraband to Prisoners in Niagara County

INFORMATION: LOCKPORT, NY – Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announces the arrest of Jail Cook, Kayleigh M. Tuttle, age 24, on a charge of Promoting Prison Contraband in the second degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. Tuttle, of Lockport, joined the Sheriff’s Office in January 2019 as a civilian employee working in the jail kitchen.

The criminal complaint alleges that Tuttle was bringing contraband into the jail facility and passing the contraband to inmates. This investigation was the result of information developed by Corrections Officers after a two-week investigation. Tuttle was released on an appearance ticket and directed to appear in the Town of Lockport Court on July 7, 2020 to answer the charges.

Tuttle has been suspended pending a departmental investigation and hearing. Further charges are pending for the inmates involved in the act. Due to the nature of the alleged acts, the ongoing criminal investigation, and pending departmental charges, no further information will be released at this time.