Niagara County jail cook arrested for promoting contraband

May 6, 2020

A Lockport man who works as a cook at the Niagara County Jail has been arrested for promoting prison contraband.

Acting Sheriff Michael Filicetti said Kayleigh Tuttle, 24, has been charged with the Class A misdemeanor.

Credit Niagara County Sheriff's Department

Tuttle joined the Sheriff's Office in January 2019 as a civilian employee working in the jail kitchen. The criminal complaint alleges he was bringing contraband into the jail facility and passing the contraband to inmates.

Filicetti said the arrest 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 to answer the charges. He has been suspended pending a departmental investigation and hearing.

The sheriff said further charges are pending for the inmates involved.