Jail guards kept the goodies rolling in for inmates, say charges in Anne Arundel

Anne Arundel Police Beataaco-detention-officersFour Anne Arundel County Detention Officers Arrested for Smuggling Contraband for Inmates

ANNAPOLIS, MD.  Four jail guards in Anne Arundel County may soon be sitting on the other side of the bars, if convicted of charges placed against them by a Grand Jury.

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Should the four guards be convicted, there will likely be dirge of jailors willing to provide them with the contraband that they allegedly have provided inmates.

On January 26th, 2015, the Anne Arundel County Police Department was contacted by the Anne Arundel County Department of Detention Facilities regarding possible corruption of detention officers smuggling illegal contraband into the Jennifer Road Detention Center located at 131 Jennifer Road Annapolis, MD.

As a result of the reported information, detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division’s Homeland Security & Intelligence Unit conducted a joint investigation with the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office and Anne Arundel County Department of Detention Facilities.

The investigation revealed on several occasions, illegal contraband with the intent to provide to inmates, was smuggled by detention officers into the Jennifer Road Detention Center.

The following illegal contraband was recovered: Loose tobacco, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, fast food, lighters, matches, an electronic cigarette and a cell phone and accessories.

On Friday April 17th, 2015 a grand jury handed down the indictments of four detention officers assigned to the Jennifer Road Detention Center. A total of 61 counts of criminal charges were obtained including misconduct in office, possession of contraband, possession with intent to distribute contraband, contraband delivery, possession telecommunication device, bribery public employee, conspiracy and numerous other charges.

On April 21st, 2015 at approximately 7:00 a.m., investigators from the Anne Arundel County Police Department arrested the following correctional officers at the Jennifer Road Detention Center for arrest warrants pertaining to the grand jury indictment. The correctional officers were arrested without incident and processed at a district station.

Catherine Mae Windsor, 26, of the 5700 block of Pindell Road, Lothian, MD 20711

Two-year veteran of the Department of Detention Facilities

Charges:

(2 Counts)                   Bribery/Public Employee

(8 Counts)                   Misconduct in Office

(1 Count)                     Count Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct in Office

(5 Counts)                   Deliver Contraband

(5 Counts)                   Possession of Contraband with Intent to Deliver

(5 Counts)                   Possession of Contraband Place of Confinement

(1 Count)                     Deliver Telecommunications Device

(1 Count)                     Possess Telecommunications Device with Intent to Deliver

(1 Count)                     Deposit & Conceal a Telecommunications Device

James William Newsome Jr., 25, of the 28700 block of Parlett Morgan Court, Mechanicsville, MD 20659

Two-year veteran of the Department of Detention Facilities

Charges:

(2 Counts)                   Bribery/Public Employee

(5 Counts)                   Misconduct in Office

(1 Count)                     Count Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct in Office

(2 Counts)                   Deliver Contraband

(2 Counts)                   Possession of Contraband with Intent to Deliver

(2 Counts)                   Possession of Contraband Place of Confinement

Kenyatta Ornell Trotter, 41, of the 1500 block of N. Forest Park Avenue, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

17-year veteran of the Department of Detention Facilities

Charges:

(2 Counts)                   Attempted Bribery/Public Employee

(4 Counts)                   Misconduct in Office

Grayling Sylvester Jackson, 59, of the 7900 block of Severn Hills Way, Severn, MD 21144

17-year veteran of the Department of Detention Facilities

Charges:

(2 Count)                     Attempted Bribery/Public Employee

(4 Counts)                   Misconduct in Office

(2 Counts)                   Deliver Contraband

(2 Counts)                   Possession of Contraband with Intent to Deliver

(2 Counts)                   Possession of Contraband Place of Confinement

“I am disappointed in the actions of these four Detention Officers, but information pertaining to improper conduct will be thoroughly investigated and appropriate action, including criminal prosecution, will be taken,” said Terry Kokolis, Superintendent of the Anne Arundel County Department of Detention Facilities. “More importantly, their actions are not reflective of the honest and hardworking staff assigned to the Department of Detention Facilities. I appreciate the collaboration provided by both the Anne Arundel County Police Department and the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office in sending a strong message to ensure public safety is not compromised.”

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