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October 12, 2012

Three county jailers charged with sexual battery, bringing contraband

ENID, Okla. — Bond was denied and arrest warrants issued for three female Garfield County jailers charged with sexual battery and bringing contraband into a jail.

Staci Nicole Guffey, 19; Kevina Guadalupe Abercrombie, 29; and Krystal Dawn Davidson, 32; were all charged with felony crimes Friday.

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

A Sept. 7 search of Garfield County Detention Facility led to the discovery of cell phones and contraband that led to an investigation, according to an affidavit filed in the case. Investigators learned of inappropriate relationships between inmates and certain jailers, along with staff bringing contraband into the facility.

Undersheriff Jerry Niles said the department holds its jailers to a higher standard and expects them to follow the law.

“We do hold our staff, and our staff does hold themselves, to higher standards,” he said. “We don’t want the allegations against these three individuals to reflect upon the detention staff as a whole because they are professional and hard working.”

More details on this story will be in Saturday's News & Eagle in print and online, with court document PDFs linked.

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