5th deputy charged in jail contraband scheme

5th deputy charged in jail contraband scheme

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – A fifth deputy has been fired and billed in a jail smuggling scheme which is introduced down four other deputies and set weapons and medications the palms of Richmond County inmates, in accordance to authorities.

As a final result of the ongoing investigation into contraband at the Charles B. Webster Detention Middle, investigators have arrested Davion Deboskie.

He’s been billed with violation of oath by a general public officer and unlawful road gang action, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Business explained Monday.

Davion Deboskie
Davion Deboskie(WRDW)

He was booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Heart.

Deboskie was hired by the sheriff’s company on July 10 and was fired powerful Monday.

Four other deputies were being billed final 7 days with violating their oath – accused of gifting shanks, clubs and medicines to inmates.

They went before a decide on Thursday, and 3 were granted bond at in excess of $27,000. As of Friday early morning, former deputies Gabriella Anthony, Hunter Piper and Jackie Campbell had been introduced from jail.

But one particular fired deputy, Jaquan German, was not granted bond due to the fact, like Deboskie, he is also facing charges of illegal street gang activity.

From left: Jaquan T. German, Hunter L. Piper, Gabriella O. Anthony and Jackie J. Campbell
From left: Jaquan T. German, Hunter L. Piper, Gabriella O. Anthony and Jackie J. Campbell(WRDW)

The arrests followed a large look for of the jail sparked by allegations that some thing was not proper. The look for uncovered:

  • 23 weapons seized (19 shanks and four clubs)
  • Five scenarios of felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer
  • 9 tobacco cases
  • At the very least 5 K-2 or synthetic cannabinoid instances, like some orange peels that analyzed beneficial
  • At least 34 pills
  • Two cellphones
  • 1 phone charger
  • A single container of do-it-yourself alcohol

Numerous inmates are going through expenses.

Of the 19 shanks seized, 6 have been offered to accused murderers.

4 clubs have been discovered in the cells of extra allegedly violent criminals. Just one of them, Mark Crawford, was charged with 3 counts of possession of a weapon in the course of a criminal offense, two counts of armed robbery, drug expenses, and now adding inmate possession of weapons.

Other contraband provided a tightly rolled-up paper that can start off a fireplace, observed in the possession of Michael Mitchell, charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, getting a weapon in the course of a crime, aggravated assault and murder.

Synthetic cannabinoid, tablets were allegedly given to inmates like Joshua Stokes charged with murder, aggravated assault, obstruction of a regulation enforcement officer and now a felony drug cost.

Meanwhile at condition prison …

In a individual and apparently unrelated circumstance, a area prison guard faces comparable allegations.

Keyera Lashae Barnes, 32, was indicted previous 7 days by a Richmond County grand jury in a equivalent circumstance at the Augusta Condition Healthcare Prison.

Keyera Lashae Barnes
Keyera Lashae Barnes(WRDW)

According to Richmond County jail documents, Barnes was held on suspicion of violation of oath by a general public officer buying and selling with inmates without permission providing convicts report without the consent of the warden crossing the guard lines with medicines, liquor or weapons possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

She was arrested Sept. 26, in accordance to jail documents. She was fired adhering to her arrest, prison officials said.

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