Cook County inmate accused of trying to smuggle in bullets

March 24, 2011 10:05:46 PM PDT
A Cook County Jail inmate is accused of trying to smuggle bullets and gunpowder into the jail.

David Sidener, 52, was awaiting trial for murder.

The Evansville, Indiana native now faces additional charges of possessing contraband in a penal institution.

He allegedly hoped to make a deal to have the murder charge dropped in exchange for revealing the location of the bullets and gunpowder.

Investigators found the ammunition hidden inside a film projector and a CD player in a room at the jail.

They are questioning a Cermak Hospital therapist who used that room to meet inmates.