Jailer accused of raping inmate
|Updated: 2/08/2011 9:51 pm
||Published: 2/08/2011 2:50 pm
A Garland County Deputy is under house arrest and facing a rape charge.
The Garland County Sheriff's Department is down a deputy after arresting jailer Garvin Todd Reid, Sunday. An inmate told jail staff Reid raped her earlier that day in a cleaning supply closet.
"There was not an actual witness," said Sgt. Joel Ware with the Garland County Sheriff's Department. "There was a detention deputy that had to come in as the two individuals were coming out of the supply room."
Reid was terminated from his position as a jailer, and the Garland County Sheriff says no matter how his trial goes, he won't be getting his job back.
"These allegations and any other allegations of misconduct will not be tolerated by the Sheriff's office and swift actions will be taken," added Ware.
The Sheriff's Department is turning the rest of the investigation over to State Police while the courts wait for rape kit test results to come back from the State Crime Lab.
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