Sherry Haynes (Jail photo)
WACO (September 18, 2013)—A Jack Harwell Detention Center correctional officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with having a prohibited substance or items in a correctional facility.
Sherry Lynn Haynes, 40, posted a $5,000 bond Tuesday and was released from custody, jail records showed.
A complaint naming Haynes and signed by McLennan County Justice of the Peace W.H. “Pete” Peterson says deputies investigating the case learned a corrections officer was able to sneak cigarettes into the facility and provide them to an inmate.
The complaint says Haynes admitted to the charge during an interview with a deputy on Sept. 10.
Providing tobacco to an inmate is a third-degree felony, according to the complaint.
Haynes turned herself into deputies Tuesday.