Ala. deputy charged after bringing inmate gym shoes and cell phone, sheriff says

“While this is not drugs or a weapon," said Sheriff Mark Pettway, "the phone, in particular, places our personnel at risk"


By Carol Robinson
al.com
        
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested after authorities say he brought contraband to an inmate at the jail where he worked.

Quindarus Reeves, 27, is charged with two counts of misdemeanor promoting prison contraband.

He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail at 12:02 p.m. March 3 and released at 12:31 p.m. after posting $30,000 bond.

Authorities said Reeves brought gym shoes and a cell phone to an inmate who was housed in the county’s Bessemer lockup.

“While this is not drugs or a weapon, it is against state law and the phone, in particular, places our personnel at risk,” said Sheriff Mark Pettway.

Reeves is on administrative leave from his position with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in accordance with the dismissal process.

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