Correction Officer Richard Pierce was arrested at work [at the Ionia Prison] on December 15, 2009, for domestic violence. During Pierce's arrest the Michigan State Police discovered marijuana on him.
On June 29, 2010, Pierce pled guilty to bringing contraband into a prison. He was placed on probation for three years.
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Ionia Maximum Correctional Facility employee suspended for assault allegations
Published: Friday, December 18, 2009, 6:33 AM
Updated: Friday, December 18, 2009, 6:35 AM
By Brian McVicar
The Grand Rapids Press
IONIA -- An Ionia Maximum Correctional Facility employee is suspended on allegations he assaulted his wife, according to Michigan State Police. Richard Pierce, 60, was arrested Tuesday at the prison, 1576 W. Bluewater Highway, state Trooper Raymond Sowa said Thursday.
Pierce is accused of assaulting his wife Tuesday at his Evergreen Township home in Montcalm County, according to state police at the Lakeview post. When he was searched by police, they allegedly found a marijuana joint.
Sowa said a third party alerted police to the alleged abuse. He is free on bond from the Montcalm County Jail.
Correction officer Richard Pierce
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An employee at the Ionia Maximum Correctional Facility is suspended and barred from the grounds Thursday night, as he is now the subject of a criminal investigation.
Sgt. Richard Pierce was arrested at work Tuesday for alleged domestic assault, according to the Michigan State Police. He was arraigned Wednesday.
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