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OSP Detectives Arrest Former Corrections Officer on Misconduct Charges
05/19/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police detectives arrested a former Coffee Creek Correctional Facility corrections officer Tuesday morning on two charges related to unlawful sexual contact with a female inmate.
 
On May 19, 2009 at approximately 8:00 a.m. OSP Detective Patti Rhodes and Detective Jon Harrington arrested DARCY AARON MACKNIGHT, age 29, at his southeast Portland residence on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by a Washington County Circuit Court judge for Custodial Sexual Misconduct in the First Degree and Official Misconduct in the First Degree.
 
In December 2008, OSP detectives initiated the investigation into allegations that MACKNIGHT had unlawful sexual contact with a female inmate in a control room at the correctional facility. The investigation was presented before a Washington County Grand Jury which subsequently indicted MACKNIGHT on the two crimes.
 
According to Oregon Department of Corrections, MACKNIGHT was employed as a corrections officer starting August 14, 2006 until he resigned January 8, 2009.
 
MACKNIGHT was transported to the Multnomah County Jail pending transfer to Washington County Jail and a pending a future appearance in Washington County Circuit Court.
 
Questions for the Department of Corrections should be directed to Communications Manager Jeanine Hohn at (503) 945-9426.