Tulsa County Sheriff dentention officer arrested

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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 9/23/2013 9:24 am Published: 9/22/2013 10:49 pm

A Tulsa County Jail detention officer was on the other side of the bars Saturday night.

FOX23 obtained a mug shot of Tulsa County jail detention officer Cory Jones, also known as “Tim the guard.”

The sheriff’s office arrested Jones Saturday for carrying contraband, weapons, and drugs into the jail.

Tulsa County Sheriff Deputy Christopher Cook said, "It is absolutely not tolerated."

FOX23 spoke with Tulsa County Sheriff Deputy Christopher Cook about the training detention officers go through. "They go through a very extensive academy," he said.

He worked as a detention officer for more than four years before becoming a deputy. He said detention officers go through more than 160 hours of training. 

But Jones didn't follow that training according to his arrest and booking report because it details phone calls and two specific package hand offs at different Quik Trips.

Cook said officers are engrained with the idea they are not alone, "and inmates may try to turn you."

According to the arrest and booking report, Jones turned for $100.

The report states when deputies asked Jones if he knew what he was doing was illegal he said "yes," but he said he felt he was in over his head and couldn't ask for help.

Cook said the training covers what to do if in any uncomfortable situation.

“Officers are trained to inform their supervisor or our investigative staff so that action can be taken,” he said.
According to the jail’s website, Jones posted bond.

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Unwashed Mass - 9/23/2013 10:17 AM
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Part of the problem is the for-profit prison industry charging outrageous rates to the families of prisoners to just make a simple phone call. The jails and prisons dont object because they get kickbacks. As a result, jailers know they can make money smuggling cell phones (and I dont mean just one or two).

karlschneider - 9/23/2013 8:35 AM
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"engrained"?? Who made up that word?

Mayor Maynot - 9/22/2013 11:36 PM
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What a dumb ass.
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