Old section of Bartholomew County Jail divides sheriff candidates

Three candidates are vying for Bartholomew County Sheriff in the Republican primary. We asked the candidates whether the county should reopen the old section of the jail.

Incumbent Sheriff Matt Myers said the old section is going to have to be reopened.

Retired deputy Rob Kittle said that is a last resort, and an expensive one.

Retired State Trooper Tami Watson said it is necessary and inevitable.

The primary election is coming up on May 8th and early voting is underway now. No Democrats have yet filed for the sheriff’s race.