Madison County Inmate Charged With Stealing Election Equipment

Oct 25, 2018

An inmate in Madison County has been charged with stealing election equipment.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports.

Tyler Sink in a May 2018 mug shot. (Provided by Madison County Sheriff’s Department)

Indiana State Police say 26-year-old Tyler Sink volunteered to help set up a voting site in Madison County while on work release.

When he returned to the Madison County Community Justice Center, an employee found a “Personal Electronic Ballot” and memory card from county election equipment in Sink’s personal belongings.

According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Sink is serving time on work release after being arrested several times for failing to appear in court on charges of possessing a controlled substance, a smoking instrument, and a syringe.

He has now been charged with theft, which is a misdemeanor.  Police say further charges could be possible, but are not answering more questions at this time.