The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 30, 2013

Jailer agrees to plea deal on amended charge

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The youngest of three female jailers fired last year after being charged with sexual battery and bringing contraband into the jail has reached an agreement with prosecutors and pleaded no contest to amended charges.

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Staci Nicole Guffey, 20, entered the plea April 18 and will have the felony charge of sexual battery amended to conspiracy to commit a felony, according to plea documents.

Guffey, Krystal Dawn Davidson and Kevina Guadalupe Abercrombie were charged Oct. 12, 2012, following an investigation at the Garfield County Detention Facility.

Guffey and Abercrombie were each charged with a count of sexual battery and two counts of bringing contraband into a jail.

Davidson was charged with one count of second-degree rape, or in the alternative a count of sexual battery, sexual battery and two counts of bringing contraband into a jail (cell phones and tobacco).

A Sept. 7 search of the jail led to the discovery of cellphones and contraband, which led to an investigation, according to affidavits filed in the cases. Investigators learned of inappropriate relationships between inmates and certain jailers, along with staff members bringing contraband into the facility.

The three women were fired after charged. Two male jailers also were fired following the investigation but not charged.

The plea document states Guffey will enter blind pleas to all charges, meaning there is no agreement for sentencing and the judge will determine her punishment.

She faces up to 10 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $5,000 on the conspiracy charge.

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.

A presentencing investigation has been ordered and Guffey is set for sentencing June 13 before District Judge Paul Woodward.

Abercrombie is set for a bond appearance May 13. Davidson, who waived her right to a preliminary hearing, is set for District Court arraignment May 14.