|Updated: 9/22 4:23 pm
||Published: 9/22 12:24 pm
Saturday around 6 p.m. Capt. McKelvey was directed to go to the Tulsa County Jail on reports of an employee bringing contraband into the jail. When the officer arrived he met with an inmate who told police Detention Officer Cory Jones had been bringing contraband into the jail. The inmate listed the items brought in by Jones, including tobacco, marijuana and a cell phone with a cell phone charge. The inmate said other inmates knew this was occurring in Pod J-8.
McKelvey began examining the recorded phone calls made by the inmates from Pod J-8. He discovered two phone calls between inmate William Hecimovich and a woman named Heather Ketcher. During the first phone call from Hecimovich to Ketcher, he asked her if the "packages were ready," and, "when are you going to meet with the guard?" This conversation took place on Sept. 11, 2013. The next conversation, which took place the following day, detailed what Ketcher needed to do after she received the phone from the guard. Hecimovich told Ketcher to remove his and Jones's names from the phone and replace them with fake names. Hecimovich also told Ketcher to make sure she pays "our mutual friend $100."
On Saturday around 1 p.m. McKelvey and another officer made contact with Ketcher at her residence. After reading Ketcher her Miranda Rights she confirmed the validity of the phone calls and stated she met the Jones on two separate occasions at two different QuickTrip locations. The first time she met him she gave him two packages containing tobacco, marijuana and a black flip cellular phone with a charger and SIM card. The second time she met Jones she gave him packages that included tobacco, marijuana and a lighter. Ketcher said she did not do anymore drops after the second meeting because she was too nervous.
After meeting with Ketcher on Saturday, McKelvey and two other officers went to Jones' residence and placed him in to custody. After Jones was read his Miranda rights he was transported to Tulsa County Sheriff's Office to be interviewed. is this a first reference? need a first name) Moore began began the audio and video recording of the interview. Jones admitted to contacting Ketcher via cell phone and meeting her at the QuickTrip in order to receive packages from her and deliver them to Hecimovich inside the Tulsa County Jail. Jones stated he received $100 from Ketcher for this task. When asked if Jones knew what he was doing was illegal, he said yes, but felt like he was in over his head and couldn't ask for help.
Jones was being held on $25,500 bond but is currently out on bail.