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August 21, 2013

Another guilty plea: 3rd ex-jailer makes blind plea on counts

ENID, Okla. — A former Garfield County jailer charged with sexual battery and bringing contraband into the jail last year pleaded guilty Wednesday morning.

Kevina Guadalupe Abercrombie, 30, entered a blind plea before District Judge Dennis Hladik to an amended count of conspiracy to commit a felony, originally filed as sexual battery, and two counts of bringing contraband — tobacco and a cellphone — into a jail.

A blind plea means Abercrombie entered a guilty plea with no plea agreement with prosecutors in place.

Hladik ordered a presentencing investigation be conducted, and set sentencing for Sept. 30.

Conspiracy to commit a felony is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

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 Sept. 7, 2012, search of the jail led to the discovery of cellphones 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 members bringing contraband into the facility.

Two other former jailers, Krystal D. Davidson and Staci N. Guffey, already have had their cases resolved and been sentenced.

Davidson, 34, was sentenced Aug. 13 to three years in Department of Corrections custody, followed by two years probation after her release.

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.

She pleaded guilty June 11 to the alternative count of sexual battery and one count of bringing contraband, a cellphone, into the jail. In turn, a count of sexual battery and the other contraband charge were dropped, as was a misdemeanor charge of squatting. Davidson was charged with that in January after visiting the jail after being banned.

Guffey, 20, pleaded no contest April 18 to an amended charge of conspiracy to commit a felony, originally filed as sexual battery. She also pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of bringing contraband — tobacco and a cellphone — into the jail.

She was ordered to serve 90 days in jail and serve a 10-year deferred sentence on the felony charge, pay a $250 fine, court and jail costs. Guffey also received deferred sentences and fines on the contraband charges.

Abercrombie remains free on $15,000 bond.

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