3 inmates, 2 others charged in contraband conspiracy
JACKSON, Tenn. — Three Madison County jail inmates and two women are charged after allegedly bringing in and conspiring to bring cell phones into the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex.
Gregory Gill, Sangria Baker and Cornelius Jones are the inmates who were indicted by a Madison County grand jury on charges of introduction of contraband into the jail. Gill was also indicted on charges of conspiracy to introduce contraband into the jail and conspiracy to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substances.
Gill was arrested by U.S. Marshals in 2016 in Jackson on felony charges from Texas.
Baker was arrested in 2016 after a car chase near downtown Jackson.
Cornelius Jones is currently in custody at the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex on first-degree murder charges in connection with the death of Mondarrius Miller in January 2016.
Gill and Baker are currently in custody at the Tennessee Department of Correction.
Two other women, 49-year-old Lillie Ann Gill and 26-year-old Amy Beth Cooper were also indicted. Lillie Ann Gill is Gregory Gill’s mother; Cooper is a friend of Gregory Gill, the release says.
Lillie Ann Gill is charged with introduction of contraband into the jail. Cooper, of Camden, is charged with introduction of contraband into the jail, conspiracy to introduce contraband into the jail and possession of schedule II controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver.
The indictments are related to a case involving former detention specialist Joshua James Gandy and Gandy’s girlfriend, Jennifer Lynn Carter, according to the release.
All five are currently held without bond. They are scheduled to be arraigned in Madison County Circuit Court.
The arrests are the result of a multi-agency investigation, including the Madison County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigation Division, Criminal Warrants Fugitive Division and Jail, the 26th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the Tennessee Department of Correction Investigative Division and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
If anyone has information regarding cell phones, drugs or weapons being inside or brought into any Madison County jail facilities, contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at (731) 423-6000 or Crime Stoppers at (731) 424-8477.