Former Putnam County Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty To Bribery Charge

8/9/18 – 5:26 A.M.

A former Putnam County corrections officer has pleaded guilty to attempted bribery. The Lima News reports 47-year-old Laurie Watt appeared in court late last month and admitted she attempted to bribe another corrections officer to get access to an inmate last March.

She faces 18 months in prison when sentenced in September. Prosecutors have dropped a dereliction of duty charge.

Investigators say Watt offered $100 to Officer Richard Emry between March 2 and March 4 so she could have unsupervised time with inmate William Miller. She also allegedly provided Miller with contraband materials.

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