5 former Grainger jail employees indicted

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RUTLEDGE, Tenn. (AP) - Five former Grainger County jail employees have been indicted on charges ranging from misconduct to facilitating escape.

Fourth Judicial District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn said the five were indicted by a Grainger County grand jury on Wednesday.

The Knoxville News Sentinel said Joshua Cory Bumgardner was charged with official oppression and official misconduct; Jessie Cummings with two counts of sexual contact with an inmate, three counts of official misconduct and official oppression; Tyler Matthew Farrow with introduction of contraband and official misconduct; Jacob Scott Layel with official misconduct and theft under $500; and Michael Alton Sane with three counts of bribery, three counts of permitting or facilitating escape, six counts of official misconduct and one count of accessory after the fact.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it began investigating after three inmates escaped Nov. 10.


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