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Alcorn County Corrections Officer Arrested on Contraband Charge

Salmon

Staff reports

An Alcorn County correctional facility officer was arrested Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said.

The employee, Angela R. Salmon, 40, of Tate Street, Corinth, was booked into the county jail.

She was arrested after Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility officers received information that a correctional officer was allegedly bringing contraband to inmates, a sheriff’s office news release says.

Salmon’s vehicle was searched when she showed up for work Wednesday, and officials allegedly “discovered several items of contraband,” including a phone and several bottles of alcohol, the release added.

“I would like to commend the officers and deputies that caught this employee,” Caldwell said in a statement. “I want to stress that any employee that is caught breaking the law will be arrested and charged. We will not accept this type of behavior from individuals entrusted with keeping Alcorn County safe.”

Salmon remains in jail on a $5,000 bond, and the investigation is ongoing in an attempt to identify any inmates or other people who may be involved, the sheriff said.

3 Comments

  1. Jane doe Jane doe July 13, 2018

    So when is it against the law to keep an emergency backup phone in your car and she or her husband or anyone could have forgotten to remove the bottle from the car.
    I don’t understand people who get mad and point fingers.

  2. Concerned Citizen Concerned Citizen July 13, 2018

    Yeah, I don’t see how this charge can hold up. She wasn’t caught bringing items into the jail to the inmates. The items were inside her personal vehicle. It may be against department policy, and if so then she can be fired. But charged and convicted? No. This is overreacting. I support law enforcement 100% but shame on Alcorn County S O for this one.

  3. Jane Doe Jane Doe July 17, 2018

    While you’re sharing this woman’s face, you had another woman and another man that the jail conveniently left their names out. They were escorted out and fired for the same things. Questions should be asked about charges on them.

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