Taken into custody in the parking lot of the Justice Center around 12:30 p.m., Friday,
Sorrels, 27, Brazil, is currently being held at the Clay County Justice Center on the following charges:
* D felony obstruction of justice,
* D felony official misconduct,
* D felony theft,
* A misdemeanor false informing/reporting, and
* A misdemeanor deception.
The allegations stem from an incident on May 11, in which Sorrels reported to authorities the lock on the outside pen at the shelter was allegedly cut, and 16 dogs were released.
With the suspicious nature of the incident, investigators turned their attention to the possibility of a disgruntled former employee being involved.
Meanwhile, Sorrels spoke to The Brazil Times about security at the shelter and rumors.
"The Clay County Sheriff's Department are continuing to investigate the matter," Sorrels said at the time. "It's always a possibility -- anything is a possibility -- but I just don't think I should comment about a criminal investigation."
The majority of the dogs were later recovered from alleged "dumpsites" officials confirmed were located near Raccoon Lake in Parke County, Seelyville, Cory and various other rural areas in Clay County.
Information recently provided by unidentified witnesses directly linked Sorrels to the incident and became the basis for a probable cause affidavit filed by investigators with the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for review, which was reviewed again by Clay Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers, who issued the arrest warrant early Friday morning.
Facing a $7,000 cash bond, with no 10 percent allowed, Sorrels remained incarcerated at the jail awaiting formal court proceedings.
Further information is not available at this time due to the ongoing investigation.