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Hardin County deputy jailer arrested after confrontation with sheriff's deputy

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Hardin County Deputy Jailer Joseph Funk after a run-in with a sheriff's deputy at the jail on Feb. 8. Hardin County Deputy Jailer Joseph Funk after a run-in with a sheriff's deputy at the jail on Feb. 8.
Hardin County Deputy Jailer Joseph Funk after a run-in with a sheriff's deputy at the jail on Feb. 8. Hardin County Deputy Jailer Joseph Funk after a run-in with a sheriff's deputy at the jail on Feb. 8.

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- A fight over an inmate's backpack led to a corrections officer being arrested at the Hardin County Detention Center last week. 

It happened Feb. 8 inside the Hardin County Detention Center. According to Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen, Deputy Jailer Joseph Funk and Deputy Sheriff C. Smith had a confrontation while booking an inmate.

Allen says Funk and Smith "appeared to have words over the placement of a backpack that Officer Smith brought in, of an inmate's property," Allen said.

The argument escalated into a physical confrontation. It ended with Funk being arrested and charged with assault, resisting arrest and menacing.

Allen called his Sheriff John Ward and then headed to the Detention Center, where he found Funk bruised and in handcuffs.

"It is a very unfortunate incident," Allen said. 

Allen says Funk has worked at the Hardin County Detention Center since March 11, 2011. 

Funk has been suspended with pay. He is scheduled to be in court on Friday. 

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