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Police look into incident involving jail worker’s gun

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Police are investigating whether someone fired a weapon that belonged to a Johnson County correctional officer during an altercation outside a southside home last month.

The incident took place on

Dec. 4 outside a home where Johnson County jail officer Robert Stockton had been living. Stockton was training in Franklin at the time, Johnson County jail commander Duane Burgess said.

Norman Wessel, 20, was arrested on a charge of battery. Police believe a gun was used during the altercation, according to a report from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Burgess turned Stockton’s department-issued gun over to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department to assist with their investigation, he said.

Stockton also turned over a pistol he owned, the report said.

The sheriff’s office is doing an internal investigation to see if any departmental rules have been broken, Burgess said.

Stockton has not been arrested. He continues to work as a Johnson County jail correctional officer, Burgess said.

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