The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 16, 2012

2 supervisors fired at county jail

Staff reports
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Two male jail supervisors at Garfield County Detention Center were terminated for “failure to supervise” in September in a matter that has seen three other jailers charged, county records show.

One male supervisor hired last year was terminated Sept. 5. Another male supervisor hired this year was terminated Sept. 14. The former supervisors will not be charged, Undersheriff Jerry Niles said. Niles called it a personnel matter, and had no further comment.

The first termination occurred before a female jailer quit without notice. The second happened after two female jailers were terminated for “violation of policy and law,” records show.

Staci Nicole Guffey, 19; Kevina Guadalupe Abercrombie, 29; and Krystal Dawn Davidson, 32; were charged Oct. 12 with sexual battery and bringing contraband into the jail. They were arraigned Monday afternoon.

Court documents

Records show Guffey was hired Feb. 13 and quit without notice Sept. 11.

“(Guffey) quit, and then she was interviewed,” Niles said.

Abercrombie was hired June 11 and was terminated two days after Guffey’s departure. Davidson, who was hired Aug. 28, 2011, also was terminated Sept. 13, records show.

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

Davidson faces one count of second-degree rape, or in the alternative a count of sexual battery, another count of 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.

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. Charges of bringing a cell phone into the jail, a felony, is punishable by up to two years in prison and/or a fine of up to $2,500.

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