Two inmates charged in Montgomery jail probe | Crime
MONTGOMERY, AL - The Montgomery Police Department has charged two inmates housed in the city jail in connection with the ongoing investigation into inmate contraband and jail operations.
MPD late Tuesday night charged Sherman Poole, 35, with first-degree promoting prison contraband and Terrance Chames, 35, with third-degree promoting prison contraband. Poole remains in the city jail, and Chames, a federal inmate, was transferred to another facility Tuesday. The Montgomery Police Department has retracted Chames mug shot from publication due to his federal prisoner status.
The two arrests follow MPD's July 31 arrests of two correctional officers on charges of promoting prison contraband. The two officers, Meekea James, 30, and Brenda Myrick, 51, both resigned immediately, and MPD has initiated termination proceedings against a third officer in connection with the investigation.
MPD initiated the investigation in July after developing information alleging that an inmate had received contraband provided by correctional officers. The police investigation is nearing completion, according to Chief Kevin Murphy, and the Office of City Investigations has initiated an internal investigation at the chief's request.
Also in conjunction with the investigations, Murphy announced Tuesday that he had temporarily reassigned the jail warden and named Chief of Staff Brenda Mitchell to oversee jail operations. In addition, federal inmates have been removed from the facility pending completion of the investigations.
Murphy said additional criminal charges and administrative action may result.
INFORMATION SOURCE: Montgomery Police Dept.