Guards cited on sex with inmates, fired

TEXARKANA — Two former Miller County jail guards have been charged after allegations were made that they had sexual relations with inmates.

The sheriff’s office says the two men were fired after they were accused of having sex with female jail inmates.

Bail was set at $ 10, 000 each for Haris Williams, 24, and Wayne Walker, 29, during Friday hearings before District Judge Wren Autrey.

Each man was freed after posting bond.

Both pretrial hearings are set for Dec. 18 before Circuit Judge Joe Griffin.

Walker and Williams are charged with third-degree sexual assault.

The charge carries a possible penalty of three to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $ 10, 000.

The former guards are accused of having sex with two female inmates, ages 22 and 29.

“They were terminated,” investigator Jesse Grigsby said of the jailers.

Miller County jail warden Janice Nicholson said that when she became aware of the allegations, she immediately contacted investigators.

Also, interim Sheriff Don Thornell contacted the Arkansas State Police.

“We wanted an outside agency to conduct the investigation,” Thornell said.


One Response

  1. i worked here for a little while , everyone there including deputies were corrupt, i got out of there asap

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