The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 26, 2013

Former jailer waives preliminary hearing

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — A former county jailer charged with sexual battery and bringing contraband into the jail last year, waived her right to preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Krystal Dawn Davidson, 33, was set for a hearing, but instead waived her right to the hearing and was set for district court arraignment.

Davidson was charged Oct. 12, 2012, with one count of second-degree rape, or in the alternative, a count of sexual battery, sexual battery and two counts of bringing contraband — cellphones and tobacco — into a jail.

Second-degree rape is punishable by five to 15 years in prison.

Each count of sexual battery is punishable by up to five years in prison. A charge of bringing a cellphone into the jail, a felony, is punishable by up to two years in prison and/or a fine of up to $2,500.

The charge of bringing tobacco into a jail, a misdemeanor, is punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a fine of up to $500.

Davidson also was charged in January with misdemeanor squatting for visiting the county jail after being banned.

That charge is punishable by a fine of up to $500 and up to a year in county jail.

The October charges stem from a Sept. 7, 2012, search of the jail that uncovered cellphones and contraband that led to an investigation, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

Investigators learned of inappropriate relationships between inmates and some jailers, along with staff members bringing contraband into the facility.

The squatting charge was filed after Davidson visited the jail Oct. 21, 2012, to place money in an inmate’s account. The jail administrator had banned Davidson from the jail Oct. 15, 2012, three days after she was charged in the initial case.

Staci Nicole Guffey, 20, and Kevina Guadalupe Abercrombie, 30, also were charged following the investigation. Two male supervisors were fired following the investigation.

Abercrombie and Guffey both are charged with sexual battery and two counts of bringing contraband (tobacco and cell phone) into the jail. Abercrombie has a bond appearance April 8. Guffey is set for a preliminary hearing May 5.

Davidson is set for district court arraignment May 14 on the felony case and a bond appearance on the misdemeanor squatting charge.