Marion Police officer arrested last week no longer employed

The Marion Police Department announced Tuesday that PFC Andrew J. Ellis is no longer employed with the department.

Ellis, 33, is out of jail on bond after being arrested last Thursday by the State Law Enforcement Division.

He's charged with Misconduct In Office and Possession of Prescription Drugs.

Warrants obtained by the State Law Enforcement Division state that Ellis, while working as a police officer for Marion Police Department, entered the home of a deceased woman on December 4, 2013, and stole $100 from her purse and different prescription drugs for his own personal use.

Ellis is also accused of using bolt cutters to cut into the lockers at the Marion Police Department some time between October and December 2013, and taking property belonging to others.

The warrants say in another incident Ellis looked through the drawers in the home of a breaking and entering victim, and took a GPS unit and more prescription drugs for his personal use. The warrant states these actions were captured on video.

Last week, he was found to be in possession of Clonazepam and Oxycodone, two controlled substances, according to the warrants.