Indiana deputy fired after public indecency arrest

Phillip Reed Mug shot
Phillip Reed. (Provided Photo/Hamilton County Jail)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A probationary Marion County sheriff’s deputy is out of a job after he was arrested in Hamilton County and charged with public indecency.

WANE’s sister station WISH confirmed Phillip J. Reed, 30, was arrested Wednesday at the L.A. Fitness health club on 116th Street in Fishers. A woman working out there claimed he exposed himself to her, according to a Fishers Police spokesperson.

Reed was hired by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office as a probationary employee in November, and was enrolled in the law enforcement academy awaiting graduation. A MCSO spokesperson said Reed was fired Thursday, and that the sheriff’s office had no additional comment on the arrest.

Court records show Reed was released on $500 bond.

He is the second Marion County Sheriff’s Office employee to be fired in the last week. Deputy Arnold Rachel was terminated on Feb. 13 for “conduct unbecoming” an officer. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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