Henry County correctional officer arrested, charged over inappropriate contact

PARIS, Tenn. — A Henry County correctional officer has been arrested for allegedly having inappropriate contact with an inmate.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the investigation began last week after a report said an officer was having inappropriate contact inside an inmate’s cell.

The TBI says that Richard Wade Sanders was arrested Thursday afternoon as a result of the investigation.

He has been booked into the Henry County Jail on for sexual contact with an inmate, and has a $25,000 bond.

The TBI says Sanders is no longer employed by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

You can read the news release from the TBI here.

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