Morgan County jailer arrested for sexual misconduct and promoting contraband

Hartselle Enquirer

A Morgan County Jailor has been arrested on one count of custodial sexual misconduct and three counts of promoting prison contraband according to a press release that was sent out by Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin.

Telly A. Atkins, 22, of Tanner, has been employed at the Morgan County Jail since March of this year. Atkins was released on a $3,400 bond.

Inmate Tobias Mitchell, 19, of Hartselle, was charged with Promoting Prison Contraband 1st Degree in connection with this investigation. He remains in custody on a previous charge of a Probation Violation on a Distribution of Marijuana charge with no bond

Authorities received information earlier this month that an inmate had possession of a contraband cell phone. Further investigation and a search turned up the cell phone complete with a charger that was rigged to work off AA batteries. The contraband and information was turned over to the Criminal Investigation Division.

 

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