Former jail guard gets probation for trusty tryst

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — A former jail guard is on probation after pleading guilty to five counts of sexual contact with a prisoner.

Twenty-five-year-old Dawn Marie Heading entered the plea Monday. She was sentenced to 18 months of probation.

The Kingsport Times News reports the relationship between Heading and trusty Phillip Greenwell became known after she informed her jail supervisor she was pregnant and requested a light duty assignment.


Greenwell was transferred to state custody and lost good time credits earned for his work as a trusty at the Carter County Jail.


Ohio sheriff indicted in jail death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio sheriff has been charged with making false statements to FBI agents investigating the beating death of a man at a county jail.

Federal prosecutors say Lucas County Sheriff James Telb helped cover up the role that his deputies played in the 2004 death of Carleton Benton. A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Telb and three others.

The government says a sheriff’s deputy assaulted and strangled Benton in a cell, then left him lying unconscious without seeking medical help. The indictment says Benton was then struck by another deputy.

Telb and a lieutenant are accused of concealing their knowledge of the case from federal authorities.

Telb, who faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison if convicted, says he never interfered with the investigation.