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Ex-jail worker charged with Huntington thefts

A former Huntington County Sheriff’s Department employee was arrested and charged with a felony Friday, according to court records.

Stephen W. McIntyre, who is about 50, was charged with a Class D felony theft count in Huntington Superior Court.

According to court documents, McIntyre took money belonging to Dave McVoy, the department’s dog handler. The charging document does not specify how much money was taken.

Sheriff Terry Stoffel said his office noticed that money was coming up missing from the fund McVoy used to buy extra items for the dog unit. So they asked Indiana State Police to investigate, and a camera that was placed above the jar showed only one person taking money out of it over a five-week period.

Stoffel said they had a similar problem with McIntyre late last year and he was demoted. After this latest incident, Stoffel fired him.

Court records indicate that Huntington Superior Court Judge Jeff Heffelfinger recused himself from the case and Huntington Circuit Judge Tom Hakes refused to take it.

Wells County Circuit Judge Kenton Kiracofe is now assigned to handle it, according to court records.

McIntyre was last listed on the sheriff department’s website as an assistant jail commander and the department’s public information officer.

McIntyre served three terms on the Huntington City Council as a Republican beginning in 2000. He lost in 2011 to Democrat Jim Long.

An attempt to reach McIntyre was unsuccessful Monday.