(Marshall County, MS) A Marshall County jailer is off the job, charged with conspiracy to introduce illegal drugs into the jail.
26-year-old Jared Stevens is free on bond tonight.
He’s one of three now charged with conspiracy, including an inmate already serving time for murder.
In Stevens’ home town of Potts Camp, Mississippi Melinda Riley says she’s shocked by the news, “He’s real sweet, what I know of him. He’s always been kind.”
Riley’s daughter Harleigh say’s she also knows Jared Stevens and is surprised by his arrest and the charges against him, “He’s decent, you know. I’ve never known Jared to get in trouble. he worked on the fire department and worked at the jail.”
Stevens was a jailer at the Marshall County Jail in Holly Springs until Monday night.
That’s when he was arrested and charged with conspiracy to introduce marijuana and other illegal contraband into the jail.
Also charged with conspiracy is Trevekia Terry of Somerville, Tennessee.
A third person charged with conspiracy is already a jail inmate.
Corey Morris is behind bars for his part in the shooting death of a Memphis teenager on Christmas Day 2011.
No one answered the door at Jared Stevens home on Highway 349 south of Potts Camp.
Stevens was hired at the Marshall County Jail in February 2012 and reportedly came “highly recommended.”
No details are being released on what led investigators to suspect illegal drugs and other contraband were getting into the jail.
Both Jared Stevens and Trevekia Terry are free on bond.
Meantime, Harleigh Riley still shakes her head and wonders if there hasn’t been a mistake, “I can’t believe that about Jared. He’s like, a good dad and a good person.”
We are told Trevekia Terry visited the jail in the past.
It is unknown what, if any, relationship there is between Terry and Corey Morris.