- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) - A former corrections officer from southern Tennessee is set for arraignment next month on charges that he took money from an inmate to allow contraband into a jail.

The Tullahoma News reported (https://bit.ly/1wDfo7M ) that 26-year-old James M. Mayes of Manchester is scheduled to appear in Coffee County General Sessions Court on Nov. 17. Mayes is charged with bribery of a public servant, extortion and official misconduct.

Sheriff’s Investigative Sgt. Danny Ferrell says Mayes took $100 from and inmate to allow a quarter pound of tobacco into the tobacco-free jail.

Ferrell alleges that the inmate was told that for another $150 he could bring anything he wanted into the jail.

Mayes is being housed in the Franklin County Jail under a $150,000 bond.

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Information from: The Tullahoma News, https://www.tullahomanews.com

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